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[Index of Names of Persons at the end of the volume.] 

Addison Co. Vt.. Town Histories of. 263 

Almanack, First in New England, 'J ; interleaved, 
memoranda from. 205, 341 

America, Discover) of, IS 

Andover Theol. Sem., Founder of, 247 

Augusta, Me.. a Founder of, 295 

-, Jam< - Kidder, 1 W j Robert Lord, L88 ; 
John Lovewell, 63; Richard Walderne, 94; 
S e c 1 1 \\'\ man. 69 

Baptism, Interesting one, 194 

Behmis Heights, Battle of, 11 

Biography of Benjamin Pierce, 9; Prince's Sub- 
scribers, 71, 168, 269, 825; <>rin Fowlei 
John Sullivan, P;7 ; Edward Turner, l v ~. ; John 
Stark. 201 

B oks. Reviews and Notices of, — 

Agricultural Society l '. 8., Address to, 193 

Antrim. History of, 290 

Biography, Illustrate. 1 American, 370 

Buccaneers of America, History of, l!)3 

Collectanea Topographica et Genealogica, 285 

Concord, N II.. Directory of, 192 

Connecticut, Early Settlers of, 191 

Danvers, Celebration, &c at, 290 

Dartmouth College, Class 1827; Notices of, 

289; Catalogue of Graduates, 371 
Farmer's Monthly Visitor, 96 
Hanover. History of, 286 
Holyoke, .Mount, Hand Book to, 96 
King's Chapel Burial Ground, Inscriptions from, 

Lawrence, Family Centennial Meeting, Account 

of, 289 
Leominster, History of. 289 
Lockes, Book of the, 288 
Magnalia Christi Americana. 369 
Massachusetts Register for 1853, 191 
Mendon Association. Centennial, History of, 287 
Middlebury College, Graduates, Catalogue of, 

Morrison's Installation Discourse. Salem, 288 
New England, Winthrop's Hist, of, 361-368 
New Hampshire. Annual Register of, 96 
New London, History of. 95 
Newton. Mass . Brief Notice of, 96 
.Newtown. L. I., Annals of, 95 
Norfolk County, Eng . History of, 286 
Oration. Bigelow's, 4 July, 1853, 371 
Parsons's Dis. before R. I. Hist. Society, 289 
Register, Norton's Literary, 193 
Redeemed Captive, Williams, 370 
Khode Island, Register of. 371 
Riddell Family, Sketch of, 191 
Taunton, Ministry of, 192 
Troy, N. Y., Reminiscences of, 371 
Warren, Me., Annals of, 95 
Wills and Inventories from Bury St. Edmunds, 

Eng , 285 
"Worcester Lunatic Hospital, Report of, 193 

Books, early value of, 28 

Boston, early Records of. 159, 281 ; fire in, 59 

Buxton, Me., mention of, 305 

Cambridgeport, First School-mistress in, 197 
Castle, Burnt, 208 

Centenarians, 169, 183, 197,226,242,290,295 
< entury, Fruits of the last half, 194 
Chatham, I r, 81, 153 

Chronology, New England, 205, 341 

Lee i i. 34 i 
i loni ord, N II . Diiector\ of. l'/_> 
I • tfc n Manufacture, Pioneer in. 99 

m, < Irtgin of an < Hd one, so 
Dartmouth College Graduate, 2 U 3 
Dedham, Land in. 801 
Diary, kept at Harvard College, 53 
Director] • I, N. H., 192 

Dudlej . Incorporate I. 165 

tual es, Account of, 136, 206,207,318 
Bastham, First Settler; of, 279, 847 
Eliot, Me., inscriptions, 190 
England, Letters from, 273; Wills from, 37,303 
I i vi'r, (in Wood, earlj . 98 
Errata, Corrections, fcc. 108,104, 190,29 

. and Old Norfolk, Early Settlers of, S3. 357 
Family Gathering. L52 
Fires, Great ones in Boston, 208, 842, 343 
Fish, Mortality among, 206 
Freemen, List of, Middlesex, 2S 
Functionaries. Expenses of Ancient, 189 
Funeral Sermons, Researches among, 211.305 
Gazetteer First in N. II.. 294 
Genealogies, Pedigrees, &.c. — 

Abbe, 325 

Adams. 30, 351 

Billings, 272 

3ton, 1 15, 351 

Browne. 312 

Bulklev. 269 

Clap, 163,270,326 


Dan forth, 315-321 

Hale. 271 

Heard, 47 

Hilton, 50. 155 

Home, 156 

Hussey, 157 

Jennison, 71 

Johonnot, 141 

KitcheU, 267 

Leighton, 255 

Leonard. 71 

Lindall. 15 

Lord, 71 

Loring. 163, 326 

Mack, 307 

Matthews. 257 

Meader, 257 

Metcalf, 168, 328 

Moselev. 329 

Nock, 258 

Nute, 258 

Nutter, 259 

Palmer, 330 


General Index. 

Pease, 12 
Pinkham, 353 

Pitman, 355 

Prentice, 71 

.Roberts, 356 

Rockwell, 164 

Sherman, 308 

Smith, 13.2 

Strong, 100 

Turner, 185 

Vinton, 1641 

Walter, 166 

Waterman. 308 

Webster, 102 

Weld, 309 

Went worth, 265, 304 

Woodbridge, 75 
Governors in N. II., Deaths of, 187 
Graduates of Harvard College, 93,163 166,167,195, 

196, 291, 292, 295, 308, 309, 317-321, 325, 326. 

328-330, 372-375, 377; Dartmouth, 293. 373; 

Middlebury. 99 ; Williams. 307 ; Yale, 131, 270, 

Great Torrington, Extract of Records of, 154 
Groton, Material for the History of, 114, 140 
Harrison's Tomb, the Condition of. 150 
Hartford, Early History of, vi. 368-369 
Harvard College, founded, 208 ; graduates, — See 

Histories. Mass. Towns, probable number of, 111 
Horse, a Favorite, provided for, 114 
Hull, Incorporation of, 340 
Husband and Wife, Sudden Death of, 198 
Iceland, First Discovery of, 13 
Illusion. Singular one, 53 
Incidents of the Revolution, 139 
Index, YVinthrop's Journal, 36 

Bridgman's King's Chapel, 369 

To Mr. Peck's MSS-, 378 
Indians, people killed by, 41. 51, 93, 134, 156, 207, 

221. 322, 341-343; scalps paid for, 62 ; Punka- 

paug. last of the, 97 ; taken by, 201, 255 ; first 

preaching to. 208 ; deliverances from. 210 218 
Inscriptions, Monumental, 25, 79, 89, 133, 168, 190, 

Ipswich Canada Petition, vi. 368 
Ipswich, Materials for History of, 77 ; list of names, 

77 ; burying ground inscriptions. 79 
Journal of Blanc hard, 184 ; Capt. Hardy, 352 ; of 

Winthrop, notice of, 361-368 
Lake Dunmore, naming of, 253 
Lebanon, N. II , first Male child born in, 309 
Leicester, a farm in, 46 
Letters. Original, 45. 65. 93, 130, 136, 186, 187, 219, 

268, 273-275, 297 
Lightning, singular effects of, 197 ; one killed by. 

Longevity, remarks on, 169, 322 
Lovewell, Capt , Adventures of, 61 
Lynn, Materials for the History of, 188 
Maine, First town Incorporated in, 134 
Marblehead. Petition from, 70; early affairs of, 76 
Marches of Wales, why so called, 40 
Marriages and Deaths, 97, 195, 291, 372 

Marshfield, Early History of, 276 
Martha's Vineyard, Why so named, 14 
Massachusetts, Presidential votes of, 272 ; early 

Courts of, times of holding, 332 
Medfield, Indian Deed of, 301 
Mille's tide, explained, 173 
Mills, 330, 333 

Milton Inscriptions, 89; incorporated, 89 
Monument to Wadsworth, 314, 350 
Names, Changing of, 135, 194 ; middle, 290 
Nantasket, land controversy, 340 
Nantucket, Early Records of, 181, 261. 323 
New England, deliverances, Narrative of, 209 ; his- 
tory of, 361 
Newbury, Materials for History of. 349 
Notown, 166, 266 

Obituaries, &c, 36, 38, 76, 80, 97, 195, 291, 372 
Orrery, First in America, 163 
Parchment Roll, Ancient, 39 
Pilgrims, Anniversary, 376 
Poetry, 25-27, 64, 79. 80, 91, 92, 16S, 267, 270 
Printing, First in New England, iii. 41 
Punkapaug, Indians, last of, 97 
Railroads, persons killed on, 41, 47 197, 377 
Records of N. II. Families, 115 ; of Boston, 159, 281 
Register, Annual, First in N. H.. 96 
Revolutionary Incidents, 139 ; worthies. 194 
Roxbury, British cannon carried there, 139; West. 

burial ground, inscriptions in, 331 
Salem, Materials for the Ilistorv of, 92, 151 
Salisbury, Ct , Iron Mines in, 220 
Salisbury, Mass , Early Settlers of, 311 
Sherborn, name restored, 183; land in, 301 
Small Pox, 342 
Society, New England Historical and Genealogical, 

Addresses to, vi, 217, vii, 105; donations to. 

104. 198, 296, 378 ; list of members of, 199 ; 

Members elected. 200, 378 
South Reading Inscriptions, 25 
South Carolina, Census of for 1850, 348 
Squantum Neck, Land at, 29 
Stoddard, Town of, 11 
Storm, severe ones, 53, 55 
Stoneham, Incorporation of, 165 
Stoughton. Incorporation of, vi, 372 
Subscribers to Prince's Chronology, memoirs of. 

71, 163, 269, 319, 325 
Sudbury fight, 17, 221 
Suffolk wills, 29, 169, 227, 333 
Suncook, Lands granted at, 69 
Surnames, Changes in, 135 
Thanksgiving gathering, 152 
Union, Me , town of, why so named, 24 
Voyage, last survivor of Cook's, 226 
Wadsworth Monument, Account of, 17 
War, Laws and Orders of, 60 ; cost of, 224 
Weather, remark on the, 194 
Wells, Me , burial Inscriptions in, 133 
AVills, ancient ones. 37, 225, 303. 322 ; Suffolk, 29. 

169, 227, 333 ; Plymouth, 177. 235 
Winchendon. Earlv Document, vi, 368 
Wrentham, Early Settlers of, 183, 301 
Wyoming, last survivor of. 1S4 
Yale College, graduates, 131, 270, 272. 293, 375. 377 

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VOL. VII. JANUARY. 1853. NO. 1. 



There were so many emigrants to New England in its early 
settlement, of the name of Pierce, that it is not generally an easy 
task to trace any one bearing that name at the present time, to his 
emigrant ancestor. One of the most active ship-masters in the 
days of the Pilgrims was Captain William Peirce of London. He 
brought over a great many emigrants to Plymouth and Massachu- 
setts Bay. In J 630 he commanded the Lyon of Bristol. This 
ship was riding at anchor at Salem, when Governor Winthrop 
arrived in June of that year. He resided awhile in Boston, and 
made an Almanack for New England for the year 1639. He was. 
according to Winthrop, killed at Providence, one of the Bahamas. 
in 1641. His name was usually spelled Peirse. Captain Michael 
Peirse of Scituate was his brother; he was killed in the memora- 
ble Pawtucket fight, Sunday, March 26th, 1676. 

Nathaniel Pierce of Woburn, was in the disastrous fight at the 
Falls in Connecticut river, on the 19th of May, 1676. He died 
before 1739. General Benjamin Pierce was of this stock. 
" Steven" Pierce, son of Thomas of Woburn,* was among the 
early settlers of Chelmsford. He was born at Woburn, on the 
sixteenth of July, 1651. Hence there is not much doubt that 
Thomas Pierce, of Woburn, was the emigrant ancestor of the sub- 
ject of this Memoir. He resided for some time at Charlestown, and 
was made a freeman of the colony there, in 1635. He probably 
was among the first settlers of Woburn, and may have gone there 
with Captain Edward Johnson, the author of the History of New 
England, usually cited as Johnson's " Wonderworking Provi- 
dence," &c. Johnson came from the county of Kent, and this 
may be a guide to those who desire to learn the English pedigree 
of his companions and associates. Thomas Pierce died at Woburn, 

* Researches of F. Kidder, Esq., in Records of Middlesex. 


10 Memoir of Benjamin Pierce. [Jan. 

October 7th, 1666. Steven Pierce, son of Steven by his wife 
Tabitha, was one of the purchasers of Wonalancet's possessions 
southwest of the Merrimack, known as Wamesit, on which he 
afterwards settled. He had sons, Benjamin and Robert, and per- 
haps others. Benjamin had ten children, the seventh of whom 
bore his own name ; and he is the subject of this sketch. He 
was born at Chelmsford, December 25th, 1757. 

Governor Pierce's father died when he was but six years old, 
which was of course in the year 1763. He was put under the 
care of his uncle Robert, who also lived at Chelmsford. Notwith- 
standing the opportunities for acquiring an education were ex- 
ceedingly limited in those days, not exceeding some three or four 
weeks in a year, yet it has been said of Governor Pierce, by one 
competent to judge,* that "he was much more sensitive to his 
want of education, than others had occasion to be for him." And 
that " with very slight change of grammatical construction, his 
productions were always fit for the press ; he never put upon paper 
a sentence that was unfit for the public eye." 

When the news of the battle of Lexington reached Chelms- 
ford, it found young Pierce laboring on the farm of his uncle 
Robert Pierce, with whom it appears he lived after the death of 
his father ; and his mother having in the meanwhile married a 
Mr. Bowers. Being now in his eighteenth year, his military ardor 
was at once kindled by the news from Lexington, and being 
equipped by his uncle, he hastened to the scene of action. On 
arriving at Lexington, and finding the British had retreated to- 
wards Boston, with some hundreds of others, young Pierce pushed 
on to Cambridge. Here, on the 25th of April, 1775, he enlisted 
in the company of Captain John Ford, attached to " the 27th 
regiment of foot in the Continental Army." The company into 
which he enlisted numbered 60, including officers, and was com- 
posed of Chelmsford men ; and the regiment to which this com- 
pany belonged, was mainly officered from the same town. Eben- 
ezer Bridge was its Colonel, Moses Parker, Lieutenant Colonel, 
and John Bridge was its Quartermaster. 

Young Pierce had not to wait long for an opportunity to try his 
courage. That opportunity soon occurred — that time and place — 
Bunker Hill on the 17th of June — an ordeal that was succeeded 
by none more trying during the seven years' war that ensued. 
Here he saw the life-blood of many flow. One-fifth of the com- 
pany to which he belonged were wounded on that sanguine field. 
Lieut. Col. Parker fell mortally wounded, and Col. Bridge received 
two sabre wounds at the redoubt. 

Such was the school in which Benjamin Pierce took his first 
lessons in war. About the beginning of the battle, he was, with 
others, engaged in dragging up a forsaken cannon to the lines, 

* The late Gov. Isaac Hill. 

1853.] Memoir of Benjamin Pierce. 

which told with effect on the foe, and contributed to the glorious 
result of the day. After that battle, several of his townsmen re- 
turned to their homes ; not so Benjamin Pierce. He made up his 
mind to follow the fortunes of the Continental Army, and was 
one of that gallant and determined number who continued in the 
service of their country through the whole period of the war. 

In the hard fought battle of Behmis' Heights,* on the 7th of 
October, 1777, he again distinguished himself, now in the capacity 
of Orderly Sergeant ; and for this day's service a commission of 
Ensign was conferred upon him, and he was complimented in 
general orders. In the course of the war he rose to the office of 
Lieutenant. At one period he was a prisoner of war in New 
York city. During his captivity he was grossly insulted by a 
British officer, entirely out of the line of his duty. After the 
evacuation of that city, Lieut. Pierce met with the officer who 
had insulted him, under circumstances that did not allow of any- 
thing short of satisfaction. Seeing the case to be so, swords were 
drawn, and a fierce combat ensued. Pierce was the victor — his 
antagonist being run through the body. The affair took place in 
the suburbs of the city, at a casual meeting of the parties. 

After the army was disbanded, Lieut. Pierce returned to 
Chelmsford, which was in the spring of 1784, having been absent 
nearly nine years. After all his toils and dangers, he found him- 
self scarcely above the condition of a beggar ; to such a degree 
had the paper money depreciated, with which he had been paid 
off. In 1786, he commenced clearing land for a farm in the val- 
ley of the Contocook river. He had been employed to explore 
lands in that region by Col. Sampson Stoddard of Chelmsford, a 
large land owner in New Hampshire and Vermont, for whom the 
town of Stoddard in Cheshire County was named. While in this 
service, he made the selection just mentioned. He built him a 
log house or hut, cooked his own victuals, and a blanket served 
him for a bed. He had been too long a soldier to think privations 
an obstacle to the accomplishment of great ends. Neighbors he 
had, but not near enough to be so called in these days, still he 
was not unknown in the world, for Governor Sullivan, in the fall 
of 1786, having organized a brigade of militia in the county of 
Hillsborough, appointed Pierce its Major. This appointment was 
received as a high compliment, because it came without his solici- 
tation or knowledge. 

In 1787, Major Pierce married Miss Elizabeth, daughter of Isaac 
Andrews, Esq. of Hillsborough, on the 24th of May. She died 
a little more than a year after, namely, August 13th, 1788. She 
left an infant daughter, now the widow of Gen. John M'Neil, who 
resides on the homestead of her father, at Hillsborough. In 1789 

* Spelt Brcemis , Heights on Gen. Burguoyne's maps. Bhemis, and Bemis are spellings in 
other accounts. This memorable Height is in ihe town of Still Water, and about 25 miles 
from Albany. It should make an article in American Gazetteers. 

12 Memoir of Benjamin Pierce. [Jan. 

he married for his second wife, Anna, daughter of Benjamin Ken- 
drick, Esq. of Amherst, with whom he lived near half a century. 
She died in December, 1838, aged 70 years, a few months before 
her husband. The children by this marriage were, Benjamin Ken- 
drick, a Colonel in the United States Army, who distinguished 
himself in the Florida war. He died in New York, August 1st, 
1850, from a disease contracted in Florida ; Naucy M., married to 
Gen. Solomon M'Neil of Hillsborough, died 27 August, 1837, aged 
about 44; John Sullivan, who was in the war of 1812, as a Lieu- 
tenant, and died at Detroit in 1825; Harriet B., married to Hugh 
Jameson, Esq. of Boston, and died 24 November, 1837, aged 27 ; 
Charles Grandison, who died at Utica, June 5th, 1828, aged 25 ; 
Franklin, President elect of the United States, was born 23 No- 
vember, 1804 ; and hence on his election to that high office, was 
48 years old ; Charlotte, who died in infancy ; and Henry Dear- 
born, a drover and farmer, now residing in Hillsborough. 

Major Pierce was elected a representative of Hillsborough in 
1789 ; and it has been spoken to his credit that he represented 
that town thirteen successive years in the General Court of New 
Hampshire. During this period he was promoted to the com- 
mand of the 26th regiment, the regiment which has furnished the 
regular army with three Generals — Miller, M'Neil and Pierce. 

From 1803 to 1809, Colonel Pierce was a member of the Coun- 
cil from his district. In the latter year he was appointed Sheriff 
of the County. In 1805 he was commissioned Brigadier General 
by Gov. Langdon. 

In 1827, Gen. Pierce was elected Governor of New Hampshire; 
in 1828 he failed to be chosen, but in 1829 he was again elected. 
In 1832 he was one of the Presidential Electors. In 1837 he suf- 
fered from a paralytic affection, but he was able to keep about until 
the autumn of 1838, when he was confined to his room. He died 
on the 1st of April, 1839, aged 81 years, 4 months and 7 days.* 

The following facts relating to the Pease family, have recently been discovered at 
Nayland, County of Suffolk, England : — 

Baptisms — 1577, Elizabeth, daughter of John Pease, . . . Sept. 29. 

1579, Henry, son of 

1582, John, son of 

1585, Thomas, son of " 

1584, Amey, daughter of John Peese, 

1589, Robert, son of " 

1592, William, son of « 

.Marriages — 1576, John Peece, to Jone or Jane Smith, 

1637, John Pease, single, to Elizabeth Weede, sing 

■Burials— 1587, An infant of John Pease, unbaptized, 

1597, Amy Pease, 

1594, John Pease, householder, 
1597, John, son of John Pease, 

March 8. 
Dec. 2. 
Dec. 17. 
Dec. 20. 
Oct. 28. 
June 11. 
Nov. 4. 
lewoman, Aug. 14. 
Aug. 19. 
Oct. 24. 
Dec. 18. 
June 8. 

Albany, 1 November, 1852. FREDERICK S. PEASE. 

* Those who may desire a more particular account of Gen. Pierce, will be highly gratified to 

fieruse the well written Biography of him by Hon. Judge Potter, of Manchester. It is pub- 
ished in " The Farmer's Monthly Visitor/' for July, 1852. To this I have been principally 
indebted for the facts in the above Memoir. — Editor. 

1853.] The Discovery of America by the Northmen. 13 


The present Paper is communicated by Charles C. Rafn, and is 
founded on his work " Antiquttates Americans sivc Scriptores Sep- 
tentrionalea rerum Antc-Columbianarurn in America," published by him 

in 1837 through the Royal Society of Northern Antiquaries of 

The Dane Gardar, of Swedish origin, was the first Northman who 
discovered Iceland, in 863. Only a few out-places of this country had 
been visited previously, about 70 yens before, by Irish hermits. Eleven 
years subsequently, or in 874, the Norwegian Ingolf began the coloniza- 
tion of the country, which was completed during a space of 60 years. 
The colonists, many of whom belonged to the most illustrious and most 
civilized families in the North, established in Iceland a flourishing Repub- 
lic. Here, on this distant isle-rock, the Old-Northern language was pre- 
served unchanged for centuries, and here in the Eddas were treasured 
those Folk-songs and Folk-myths, and in the Sagas those historical Tales 
and Legends, which the first settlers had brought with them from their 
Scandinavian mother-lands. Iceland was therefore the cradle of an his- 
torical literature of immense value. 

The situation of the island and the relationship of the colony to foreign 
countries in its earlier period, compelled its inhabitants to exercise and 
develope their hereditary maritime skill and thirst for new discoveries 
across the great Ocean. As early as tin- year 877 GuNNBIORN saw for 
the first time the mountainous coast of Greenland. Hut this land was 
first visited by Erik the Red, in 983, who three years afterwards, in 
986, by means of Icelandic emigrants, established the first colony on its 
south-western shore, where afterwards, in 11*J4, a Bishop's See was 
founded, which subsisted for upwards of 300 years. The head firths or 
bays were named after the chiefs of the expedition. Erik the Red settled 
in Eriks-firth, Einar, Rafn and Ketil in the firths called after them, and 
Heriulf on Heriulfsnes. On a voyage from Iceland to Greenland this 
same year (986), Biarne, the son of the latter, was driven far out to sea 
towards the south-west, and for the first time beheld the coasts of the 
American lands, afterwards visited and named by his countrymen. In 
order to examine these countries more narrowly, Leif the Fortunate, 
son of Erik the Red, undertook a voyage of discovery thither in the year 
1000. He landed on the shores described by Biarne, detailed the charac- 
ter of these lands more exactly, and gave them names according to their 
appearance : Helluland {Newfoundland) was so called from its flat 
stones, Markland (New Scotland) from its woods, and Vineland (New 
England) from its vines. Here he remained for some time, and con- 
structed large houses, called after him Leifsbudir (Leifs Booths). A 
German Tyrker, who accompanied Leif on this voyage, was the man who 
found the wild vines, which he recognized from having seen them in his 
own land, and Lief gave the country its name from this circumstance. 
Two years afterwards Leif 's brother, Thorwald, repaired thither, and in 
1003 caused an expedition to be undertaken to the south, along the shore, 
but he was killed in the summer of 1004 on a voyage northwards, in a 
skirmish with the natives. 

The most distinguished however of all the first American discoverers 
is Thorfin Karlsefne, an Icelander, whose genealogy is carried back 

Id The Discovery of America by the Northmen. [Jan. 

in the Old-Northern annals to Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Scottish and 
Irish ancestors, some of them of royal blood. In 1006 this chief on a 
merchant-voyage visited Greenland, and there married Gudrid, the widow 
of Thorstein (son of Erik the Red), who had died the year before in an 
unsuccessful expedition to Vineland. Accompanied by his wife, who 
encouraged him to this voyage, and by a crew of 160 men on board 
three vessels, he repaired in the spring of 1007 to Vineland, where he 
remained for three years, and had many communications with the abo- 
rigines. Here his wife Gudrid bore him a son Snorre, who became the 
founder of an illustrious family in Iceland, which gave that island several 
of its first Bishops. His daughter's son was the celebrated Bishop Thor- 
lak Runolfson, who published the first Christian Code of Iceland. In 
1121 Bishop Erik sailed to Vineland from Greenland, doubtless for the 
purpose of strengthening his countrymen in their Christian faith. 

The notices given by the old Icelandic voyage-chroniclers respecting 
the climate, the soil and the productions of this new country are very- 
characteristic. Nay, we have even a statement of this kind as old as the 
eleventh century, from a writer not a Northman, Adam of Bremen ; he 
states, on the authority of Svein Estridson, the king of Denmark, a 
nephew of Canute the Great, that the country got its name from the vine 
growing wild there. It is a remarkable coincidence in this respect, that 
its English re-discoverers, for the same reason, name the large island 
which is close off the coast, Martha's Vineyard. Spontaneously growing 
wheat (maize or Indian corn) was also found in this country. 

In the mean time it is the total result of the nautical, geographical and 
astronomical evidences in the original documents, which places the situa- 
tion of the countries discovered beyond all doubt. The number of days' 
sail between the several newly-found lands, the striking description of the 
coasts, especially the white sand-banks of New Scotland and the long 
beaches and downs of a peculiar appearance on Cape Cod (the Kial- 
arnes and Furdustrandir of the Northmen) are not to be mistaken. In 
addition hereto we have the astronomical remark that the shortest day 
was nine hours long, which fixes the latitude of 41° 24' 10", or just that 
of the promontories which limit the entrances to Mount Hope Bay, where 
Leif 's booths were built, and in the district around which the old North- 
men had their head establishment, which they called Hop. 

[From "Middlesex Court Files"— 1653. Communicated by Mr. Thomas B. Wfm an, Jr.] 

" A true Inuettory of the goods which came to my hands of John Uphame* of 
Barbadoes who dyed att sea cominge to New Ingland in the eight moneth 1652. 
These goods were pryzed by Mycaell Smeath and Nathanyell Uphame booth of 
Malldone the 4 daye of the 2 moneth 1653. 

On cheest with on hundred wayght of Suger in itt. . .300 

One Boxe of lenninge . . . . . .280 

On mans sutte of aparell . . . . 11 

On womans suite of aparell, . . . . .10 

2 hammacks on blankett and one ould * * * * . 3 4 

On * * * Iron keettell ..... 

2 pounde of harde sope ...... 1 8 — 7 13 



* Probably an elder son of Deacon John Upham, whose death may have caused 
his father to bestow his name upon an adopted son, a boy from Barbadoes, "a lad 
about 12 years of age, who being about 8 years since brought from that island, father- 
less and friendless." — See Upham Family History, p. 15.— Editor. 

1853.] Memoir of the Lindall Family. 15 


[By Rev. John A. Vinton, of Boston, a descendant of the family.] 

The following notices have been collected with some care, from vari- 
ous authentic sources So far as the knowledge of the writer extends, 
this is the first attempt to bring together and embody what information 
exists in relation to a family, which, during the early part and middle of 
the last century, was one of the most eminent and respectable in the 
Province of Massachusetts Hay. 

The name Lindall is supposed to be compounded of two Anglo- 
Saxon, or rather Anglo -Danish words, — &I, signifying a brook, and dal,u. 
valley, whence our word dale. The meaning — and it is well known that 
all names :*t first were significant — would therefore he, if expressed in 
modern English — Brookdale* The family probably took the name of 
the locality where they resided. This, however, is matter of conjecture ; 
the writer not having had opportunity to trace the family farther back 
than to the period of the settlement of New England. It is not improba- 
ble, however, that William Lenthall, speaker of the renowned Long Par- 
liament during its entire continuance 1640-1653, and whom Carlyle calls 
an "old Roman," was of this family; the spelling being but slightly 

Some diversity has been noticed in the spelling of the name. During 
the first two generations and part of the third in this country we com- 
monly find Lyndall, once or twice Li/idalc, .also Lendall. Fifteen or 
twenty years after the commencement of the 18th century, the orthogra- 
phy found at the head of this article became prevalent, and other modes 
of spelling the name went out of use.t 

First Generation. 

The first of the name found in this country is James Lindall. 1 He 
came from England when a young man, probably in the year 1639, 
though the year is not precisely ascertained. We find him, 1640, settled 
in Duxbury. A "garden-place 1 ' was granted to him April 6, 1640, upon 
Stony Brook in Dux-borrow, and four acres of upland also upon Stony 
Brook. In 1643, he is named among those in Duxbury who were able to 
bear arms. He was one of the fifty-four inhabitants who, in 1645, ob- 
tained the additional grant of territory comprising what was afterwards 
Bridgewater. He did not remove thither. All the Bridgewaters, together 
with Hanson, Pembroke, and Marshfield, were originally included in 

James Lindall 1 and his wife Mary died in 1652. His will is dated 
August 10, 1652 ; witnessed by Standish and Alden ; exhibited in court, 
March 4, 1652-3. In his will he mentions his children Timothy 2 and 
Abigail 2 . Both of these children were then minors, and were placed by 
the court under "the care and tuission of Constant Southworth," who 
was an especial friend of James Lindall, and executor of his will. To 
his son Timothy 2 he left his estate in Bridgewater. 

* Compare Eskdale, Tweeddale, Tisdale, &c. 

f Neither the name Lindall or Lyndall appears in Burke's General Armor]/ — that im- 
mense collection of English names ; but in a late Directory of London, that of Lynd- 
all appears several times. — Editor. 

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Second Generation. 

Timothy Lindall 2 son of James 1 , was born in Duxbury, June 1642 ; 
came to live in Salem, 1660 ; "admitted an inhabitant of Salem," 1661 ; 
married, last of Feb. 1672-3, Mary Veren,* (born 1648,) daughter of 
Nathaniel Veren, who was the son of Philip Veren, of Salem, formerly 
of Salisbury in England. This Philip Veren came over with Roger Co- 
nant,t to Cape Ann, in 1624, and thence to Salem. 

Timothy 2 was admitted to the First Church in Salem, July 29, 1677 ; 
admitted freeman of the colony, May 8, 1678. The latter privilege was 
the immediate result of the former ; an order having been passed in 
1631, at the second General Court held after the establishment of the 
Colony of Massachusetts Bay, "that for the time to come, none should be 
admitted to the freedom of the body politic, but such as were church 
members." This remarkable law continued in force till the new charter 
obtained from William and Mary, went into operation in 1692, a period 
of sixty years. [See vol. iii, p. 41. — Editor.] 

This Timothy Lindall 2 was a merchant in Salem, and it would seem a 
prosperous one. In Feb. 1679-80, he purchased for <£400 a dwelling- 
house in Salem, with the land adjoining ; also, a warehouse, wharf, &c. 
[Essex Deeds, Lib. 5, fol. 65.] He afterwards purchased land in other 
places, as in Beverly, and " in Falmouth, alias Cascoe Bay." Frequent 
mention is made of vessels at sea owned by him. Aug. 6, 1697, the 
ketch Exchange, belonging to him, Thomas Marston, master, was taken 
by a French ship off Block Island. She was ransomed for about <£260, 
and arrived at Salem, Aug. 31. James Lindall, 3 eldest son of the owner, 
was supercargo of the Exchange and was carried as a hostage to Placen- 
tia, there to remain till the ransom was paid. 

Timothy 2 was frequently a selectman of Salem, and served the town 
on various important occasions. His name appears as selectman in the 
deed given in 1686, by the Indians, of the territory included within the 
township of Salem. "He was worthy," says Felt, "of both public and 
private confidence." [Felt's Annals, 1st edition.] He was deputy to the 
General Court, 1683, with John Hathorne He represented the town 
also in 1692, and probably afterwards. He made his will March 1, 
1697-8, and died Jan 6, 1698-9, aged 56 T 7 2- years [Gravestone.] Farm- 
er says 58, erroneously. His estate was appraised at £174.6 15s 3d. His 
wife Mary, and his sons James and Timothy were appointed executors. 
"Major John Higginson, Esq.," with two others were requested to advise 
in the settlement of the estate. 

Mrs. Mary Lindall, widow of Timothy, 2 survived him thirty-three 
years. She seems to have been a capable and energetic woman. She 
was guardian of her younger sons, Caleb 3 and Veren. 3 After her hus- 
band's death, she continued to keep a store more than twenty years. In 
several deeds, she is either grantor or grantee. The last is dated Jan. 
21, 1718-19. She made her will, Aug. 29, 1720. She there mentions 
two of her daughters, Sarah (unmarried) and Rachel (a widow) as "hav- 

* The name Veren (also spelled Verin, Verein, Veryn, Veron, Veyrene, and Vereyne,) 
seems to have been originally the same with Ver> y ; and derived with the latter 
(spelled also Verie and Verye) from the Latin Varus. We find the name along the 
line of the Roman conquests in Geneva, Savoy and France, whence it may have been 
derived to England. 

f The writer's authority for this statement not being given, it is proper to note that 
it may be a mistake. — Editor. 

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ing assisted her in her business. 91 They probably lived with their mother. 
She died Jan. 7, 1731-2, aged 83. [Gravestone.] 

The above Timothy Lindall- had by Mary his wife the following chil- 
dren : — 

1. Mary-' horn April 7, 1674. 

2. James? b. Feb 1, 1675-6. 

3. Timothy? b. Nov. 4, 1677. 

4. Nathaniel? b. Nov. 4, 1079. 

5. Abigail? b. Sept. 15, 1681. 

6. Sarah? b. March 4, 1682-.'*. 

7. Caleb? b. Feb. 5, 1684-5. 

8. Rachel? b. Dec, 3, 16H6. 

9. Veren? b. Feb. 12, 1689-90. 

Of this numerous family, all arrived at maturity except Veren? the 
youngest, who died Aug. 29, 1708, ret. 18£ years. 

Abigail, 2 daughter of James Lindall, 1 married Captain Samuel Wads- 
worth of Milton, who commanded a company of the colonial forces in 
" Philip's war," and was killed by the Indians at Sudbury, April 21, 1676. 

Capt. Wadsworth and Abigail' 2 (Lindall) his wife were the parents of 
Rev. Benjamin Wadsworth,* who was born at Milton, 1669 : grad. H. C. 
1690 : was ordained Pastor of the First Church in Boston, 1696 : suc- 
ceeded Hon. John Lcverett as President of Harvard College in 1725, and 
continued in that honorable station twelve years, dying March, 1737. 
He was a good classical scholar, a learned theologian, and a devout 
Christian : " but his mind," says a historian of the College, " was distin- 
guished for strength, rather than for brilliancy.'' 1 

Whether James Lindall 1 of Duxbury had other children than Timothy 2 
and Abigail, 2 does not certainly appear. He mentions no others in his 
will. There is some reason to suppose that there was another, who was 
the father of James Lindall? merchant, of Boston, b. May 28, 1684 ; he 
d. Feb. or Mar., 1719-20 — his wife was Susanna : also of Elizabeth Lin- 
dall? born July 16, 1680; mar. John Pitts, of Boston, merchant, Sept. 10, 
1697 : also of Thomas Lindall? whose wife was Abigail, and who had a 
daughter Abigail, 4 born March 14, 1707. [Boston Town Records.] But 
of the persons now mentioned, the writer has no further knowledge. 

Third Generation. 

Mary Lindall, 3 eldest daughter of Timothy, 2 born 1674, m. Thomas 
Phippen. She died before her mother, leaving two daughters, Sarah? 
mar. a Williams, and Mary? mar. a Rose. 

Abigail Lindall, 3 second daughter of Timothy, 2 born 1681 ; married, 
1704, Capt. Benjamin Pickman of Salem, who was born 1673. Their 
children were : 

1. Abigail, 4 born Feb. 9, 1706. Married, 1725, Nathaniel Ropes, and 
died 1775. 

2. Benjamin, 4 b. Jan. 28, 1708. Became a man of note. 

3. William, 4 b. Oct. 1, 1710. Died in Barbadoes, 1735, cet. 25. 

* This son erected a monument at Sudbury to the memory of his father and those 
slain with him. This present year, 1852, the town of Sudbury, with the assistance of 
the State, has erected a more enduring monument, which was consecrated with ap- 
propriate solemnities on the 23d of November last. It is to be regretted that the old 
error (April 18th) is retained as the date of the battle. The above date is right, viz., 
21 April, 1676.— Editor. 

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4. Samuel, 4 b. Jan. 19, 1712. Died in the West Indies, 1772, aet. 60. 

5. Elizabeth, 4 b. Jan. 22, 1714. Mar. John Nutting, and d. 1785. 

6. Caleb, 4 b. June 10, 1715. Killed by lightning, while standing at 
the door of his mother's house, June 4, 1734. 

7. Rachel, 4 b. July 25, 1717. Mar. Ebenezer Ward, and d. 1789. 

8. Sarah, 4 b. Dec. 1, 1718. Mar. Capt. George Curwin. 
Benjamin Pickman, father of these children, died before 1730. 
Sarah Lindall, 3 third daughter of Timothy, 2 born March, 1682-3, 

was unmarried in 1739, as appears by a legal instrument on record. 
[Essex Reg. Prob. 25, 32.] As she was then in her fifty-seventh year, 
the probability is that she never married. 

Rachel Lindall, 3 fourth daughter of Timothy, 2 born Dec. 1686, mar- 
ried Samuel Barnard, Esq. She was his widow in 1715 ; how much 
earlier is not known. She died Aug. 30, 1743. She seems to have left 
mo children. 

James Lindall, 3 eldest son of Timothy, 2 born Feb. 1, 1675-6, married 
iDec. 15, 1702, for his first wife, Elizabeth Curwin, (also written Corwin 
and Corwine) daughter of Jonathan Curwin, Esq. of Salem. Their chil- 
dren were : 

1. Elizabeth, 4 born Sept. 29, 1703. 

2. An infant son, born Jan. 12, 1704-5 ; d. same day. 
3 Mary, 4 born Dec. 14, 1705. 

Elizabeth, wife of James Lindall, 3 died May 19, 1706. 

His second wife — married May, 1708 — was widow Mary Weld, born 
Sept. 27, 1673, daughter and eldest child of John Higginson, Esq. by his 
wife Sarah, eldest child (b. June 25, 1653) of Thomas Savage. This 
John Higginson was of the Council of the Province, and Col. of the Regi- 
ment; and was eldest child of Rev. John, Minister of the First Church in 
Salem, 1660-1708, who died Dec. 9, 1708, jet. 93. Rev. John accompa- 
nied his father Rev. Francis Higginson, also Minister of said First Church, 
from England to America. They arrived in Salem, June 30, 1629. 
[See Memoir of Rev. Francis Higginson, Geneal. Reg., Vol. 6, pp. 105 — 

The children of James Lindall, 3 by Mary, his second wife, were : 

4. An infant son, born April 25, 1709 : died same day. 

5. James, 4 b. May 21, 1710. 

6. Veren, 4 b. May 14, 1711 : d, April 29, 1712. 

7. Sarah, 4 b. June 17, 1712. 

8. Abigail, 4 b. June 16, 1713. 

9. Rachel, 4 b. Aug. 9, 1714 : d. Sept. 9, 1714. 

10. Timothy, 4 b. April 14, 1716 

Ten children in all, of whom four died in infancy. 

James Lindall, 3 Esq. was an eminent merchant in Salem ; is said to 
have been wealthy ; was a Justice of the Court of General Sessions, and 
Deacon of the First Church in Salem. He died May 10, 1753, aged 77. 
[Gravestone.] It is represented on the Probate Records that he died 
" intestate," and his estate was settled accordingly. Benjamin Pickman, 4 
Esq., his nephew, was the adm'r ; appointed Sept. 20, 1753. It is known, 
however, that he left a will, which the heirs, for reasons not now extant, 
agreed to set aside. 

Hon. Timothy Lindall, 3 second son of Timothy, 2 was born Nov. 4, 
1677 ; graduated H. C. 1695 ; was a merchant in Salem from the death 
of his father, 1699, (perhaps previously) to 1704; then a merchant in 

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Boston, 1701-15; as appears by sundry deeds on record. In Boston, he 

married Jane Tool,* Nov. 15, 1705, and had by her five children, viz. : 

1. Man-, 1 \ twins, born f of whom, Mary died Aug. 21, 170G : 

2. Elizabeth, 4 } Aug. 2, 1706 \\ Elizabeth died Dec. 24, 1710.' 

3. Jane, 4 b. Aug. 19, 1707; married Francis Borland of Boston, Sept. 
22, 1726. 

4. Pool, 1 l). Aug. 10, 1701) ; d. Jan. 0, 1710-11. 

5. Mary, 1 b. Oct. 3, 1710; d. Jan. lfi, 1710-11. 

Jano, first wife of Hon. Timothy Lindall, 3 died in Boston, Dec. 15, 
1710. [Boston Records in City Registrar's Office.] 

May 27, 1714, he married, 2d, Bethiah Kitchen, daughter of Robert 
Kitchen of Salem, merchant, and of Bethiah his wife. Their children 
were : 

(>. Bethiah, 4 horn Sept. 0, 1710 ; died young. 

7. Mary, 4 born Oct. 20, 171*; died Dee ID, 1710. 

Bethiah, second wife of Hon. Timothy Lindall, died in Salem, June 20, 
1720, aged 31. [Salem Town Records.] 

The fact that he gave the name of Mary to three of his children in suc- 
cession, affords ground for the inference that he was strongly attached to 
his mother. 

After his second marriage, lie removed to Salem, as appears from a 
deed on record, dated Feb., 1717-18, in which he is called " Timothy 
Lindall of Salem, gentleman.'" But in July, 1715, Ik; is called " of Bos- 

He was published to Madam Mary Henchman of Lynn, Dec. 0, 1719. 
and married her soon after. She survived him a few years, dying Feb. 
6, 1767, aged SO. [Gravestone.] 

On removing from Boston to Salem, he appears to have relinquished 
mercantile pursuits, and to have engaged, with no inconsiderable degree 
of ardor, in public affairs. He had acquired an ample fortune, and was 
at liberty to follow his natural inclination, which seems to have led him 
to politics. " He was a gentleman of good understanding ; of a cultivated 
taste, and of much information. He served with ability and faithfulness 
in many important offices." He sustained the chief offices of his native 
town ; was Representative to the General Court, 1717-21, also 1725 
1726, 1738; was Speaker of the House, 1720 and 1721 ; a member of 
the Ex. Council from May, 1727, till 1731 ; and, for a long time, Judge 
of the Court of Gen. Sessions and Common Pleas. He long worshipped 
with the Society at North Danvers, (then included in Salem,) where he 
had a farm ; but during the latter years of his life, resided within the 
present limits of Salem. 

The following facts will show the estimation in which he was held as a 
public man. Nov. 20, 1718, he was on a Committee of the House of 
Representatives to draw up instructions to the agent of the Province, " on 
the present emergencies of government." 1720, July 13, a new General 
Court assembled, the one chosen in May having been dissolved by the 
Governor. Such was the confidence reposed in Judge Lindall's wisdom 
and patriotism at this important juncture, that he was chosen Speaker of 
the House. Also, Speaker at a session held in March, 1721." Chosen 

* As Jane Pool's father owned land — perhaps lived — in Raynham, formerly a part 
of Taunton, it is not unlikely that he was kinsman to Elizabeth Pool, who, if we 
may believe tradition, bought the whole township of Taunton of the Indians for a peck 
of white beans. 

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Representative, Aug. 4, 1721, but declined. Again chosen Rep., May, 
1725, he was on a committee, June 10, to draft a memorial to the king. 
June 28, 1726, he was one of the Commissioners to settle the controversy 
between Massachusetts and New Hampshire respecting boundaries. Nov. 
28, same year, he was on a committee to consider the proposals of Gov- 
ernor Burnet, relative to the boundaries between Mass. Bay and N. York. 
Dec. 3, following, ho was on a committee to address his majesty to take 
measures to prevent the government of Canada from employing the In- 
dians against the English colonies. 

He died, the last survivor of his college class, Oct. 25, 1760, aged 83. 
[Gravestone.] He made his will, July 7, 1760, on which probate was 
granted Nov. 10 following. The will is very long. He left much real 
estate in Salem, Danvers, Boston, and elsewhere ; also considerable money 
and large quantities of plate. He gives his wife Mary, during her life, 
his dwelling-house in Salem ; also his farm in Danveis. To his grandson 
John Borland he bequeaths all his estate in Boston ; also his " iron oar" 
in Raynham, in land that his father Poole many years previously sold to 
Capt. James Leonard, reserving the " oar" to himself and his heirs, &c. 
To his grandson Francis Lindall Borland, he gives 1000 dollars. To his 
great-grandsons John Lindall Borland and Francis Lindall Borland, he 
gives lands, money, and plate. To his grand-daughter Winthrop 1 s chil- 
dren, John, Jane, Francis, Ann, William, and Joseph, her six eldest, 2000, 
to be put at interest till they arrive at age. To his great-grandson Thomas 
Lindall Winthrop, his land, warehouse, wharf and flats, in Salem, " that I 
bought of Mrs. Jennison ;" also other land in Salem ; and after the de- 
cease of the testator's wife, the mansion-house in Salem and farm in 

Nathaniel Lindall, 3 brother of Hon, Timothy, 3 and third son of 
Timothy, 2 was born Nov 4, 1679 : resided in Boston, and was a mer- 
chant there. May 20, 1706, in Boston, he married Elizabeth Smith. 
They had a son Nathaniel, 4 born Feb. 16, 1707-8, who graduated H. C. 
1728, and died some time previous to 1776. Also, a daughter Elizabeth, 4 
born April 17, 1711. In his mother's will, dated Aug. 29, 1720, he is 
mentioned as having deceased, but as having left a son, Nathaniel. 4 

Caleb Lindall, 3 brother of Hon. Timothy, 3 and fourth son of Timo- 
thy, 2 was born Feb. 5, 1684-5, was a merchant in Barbadoes in 1715, 
also at the date of his mother's will in 1720. How long he resided in 
Barbadoes is not known. He died Nov. 13, 1751. His will is dated 
Sept. 16, 1751, in which he calls himself " of Marblehead, merchant ;" 
gives his wife Sarah all his Estate, Real and Personal ; and requests her 
at her death to leave it to his niece Sarah Lutwyche of Boston, widow, 
and to her son, " and our godson," Edward Goldstone Lutwyche, to share 
equally. His wife Sarah died June 27, 1764, aged 60. They seem to 
have had no children. 

Fourth Generation. 

Elizabeth Lindall, 4 eldest daughter of Dea. James, 3 was born in 
Salem, Sept. 29, 1703 : continued unmarried till 1739 — perhaps some 

time longer — and at length married Gray. At the division of her 

father's estate in 1754, she is mentioned as u Elizabeth Gray, eldest 
daughter, deceased." When she died is not known. She left a daughter, 
Elizabeth, 5 a minor in 1755. 

Mary Lindall, 4 second daughter of Dea. James, 3 was born Dec. 14, 
1705. She was never married. In a deed, bearing date June 27, 1776, 

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she is called " Mary Lindall, formerly of Salem, lately of Charlestown, 
Mass. single woman, deceased,' 1 There is something singularly romantic 
and touching in the history of this Mary Lindall, as given by tradition. 
In her youth, her hand was sought in marriage ; but the suitor, not being 
acceptable to her father, was debarred all access to his lady-love ; and 
the father, to prevent their interviews, confined her to her chamber. Poor 
Mary ! she could never love another. That warm heart has long since 
ceased to beat. The grass waves over it in the Old Cemetery in Salem, 
where is read the inscription — " Mrs. Mary Lindall, died Jan. 22, 1776, 
aged 70."* 

James Lindall, 4 eldest son of Deacon James, 3 who survived the period 
of infancy — was born May 21, 1710. He was a merchant in Salem. 
No evidence appears of his ever being married. He died intestate, in 
1754, a few months after his father. The Inventory of his personal es- 
tate is dated Sept. 20, 1754. His brother Timothy 4 was appointed admin- 

Sarah Lindai.l, 4 third daughter of Dea. James 3 — (eldest daughter of 
the second marriage) — was born June 17, 1712, and married Lawrence 
Lutwyche of Boston. lie was a " distiller ;" an occupation, which, in 
those times, occasioned no scandal. From his will, dated Sept. 2, 1740 — 
proved Oct. 15, 1740 — we learn that he was from the county of Radnor 
in South Wales. It appears that he had a brother Edward in Boston, an 
innholder,t and a sister Catharine Smith, widow, in London. He left 
one half of his estate, real and personal, to his wife Sarah ; and the other 
half to their only child, Edward Goldstone Lutwyche. 5 The Real Es- 
tate, viz. still-house and land, amounted to c£1200 old tenor. Personal 
Estate, c£1425 old tenor. Mrs. Lutwyche was still a widow in 1754, at 
the division of her father's estate. Her son, Edward Goldstone Lutwyche, 5 
resided in Merrimack, N. H. ; was a leading man there ; and as early as 
1767, when he could scarcely have been thirty years old, commanded a 
regiment of militia. When the Revolutionary struggle commenced, he 
adhered to the mother country ; fled to Boston during the siege, and at 
the evacuation of that town in March 1776, accompanied the British army 
to Halifax. In 1778 he was proscribed and banished, and his estate con- 
fiscated. In 1780, Matthew Thornton, one of the signers of the Declara- 
tion of Independence, became the purchaser of his farm. 

Abigail Lindall, 4 fourth daughter of Dea. James, 3 w r as born June 16, 
1713 ; married May 15, 1730, Rev. William Jennison, 4 minister of the 
East Church in Salem. He was son of Samuel, 3 grandson of Samuel, 2 and 
great-grandson of Robert Jennison, 1 all of Watertown. Robert came from 
England about 1636 : died 1690. Rev. William 4 was born at Watertown, 
Feb. 9, 1707 : grad. H. C. 1724 : ordained pastor of the East Church, 
Salem, May 2, 1728 — at the age of twenty-one — dismissed Sept. 13, 1736. 

* The delicacy of those times is to be commended, which allowed to all ladies who 
had passed the term of middle life, whether married or single, the address of " Mrs." 
prefixed to their names. So it should be. 

f In 1733, as appears by the Journals of the Gen. Court of Mass., -''Edward Lut- 
wyche, and sundry others, taverners, &c." petitioned "for relief from the difficulties 
they labor under by reason of the acts for the mis-spending money in taverns." 
The petition was " committed to the committee on laws," who are directed to bring 
in a bill for the repealing the said act. Five years later Edward Lutwyche's name 
appears again upon the Journals, in connection with " the heirs of the late Treasurer 
James Tailer, Esq., dec." said Lutwyche having " intermarried one of the heirs." — 

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The cause of his dismission is now unknown. He died at Watertown, his 
native place, April 1, 1750, aged 43. [Not 45, as on his gravestone.] 
His widow, Abigail, died about. 1764. In the latter part of her life, she 
resided at Danvers, probably with or near her daughter, Mrs. Giles. 

The children of Rev. William Jennison 4 and Abigail Lindall 4 his wife, 
were : 

1. Abigail, 5 born Feb. 10, 1730-1. Died in childhood. 

2. William, 5 b. March 19, 1731-2. Mar. Mary Staples. 

3. Timothy, 5 b. Died in childhood. 

4. James, 5 b. Died in childhood. 

5. Mary, 5 b Mar. 1753, Thomas Giles of Danvers. 

6. Samuel, 5 b. Mar. Everden. 

Of these six children, three only came to maturity. William Jennison 5 
was a physician ; was largely engaged in business in Mendon, Douglas, 
and Brookfield ; a zealous and leading whig ; member of the Provincial 
Congress of 1774 from Mendon. Married Mary Staples at Mendon, and 
died at Brookfield, May 8, 1793, aged 66. Dr. William 5 has had a 
numerous and very respectable posterity. His children were William, 6 
Samuel, 6 Ebenezer, 6 Timothy Lindall, 6 Mary, 6 John Flavel, 6 and Abigail 
Lindall. 6 William 6 was born 1757 ; grad. H. C. 1774 ; mar. Mary 
Wibird, and had several children ; was a teacher; died in Boston, Dec. 
24, 1843, aged 86. His widow still resides in this city. His son Wil- 
liam 7 is a merchant in New York. Samuel 6 grad. H. C. 1774 ; was a 
Lieutenant in a Revol. Regiment ; afterwards studied law, and was a 
member of the Worcester County Bar. Married Sally, dau. of Rev. Na- 
than Fiske, D. D., of Brookfield ; d. at Thomaston, Me. Sept. 1, 1826. 
He was the father of Samuel Jennison, 7 Esq. now of Worcester. Ebe- 
nezer, 6 third son of Dr. William, 5 resided in Union, Maine, where he was 
a leading man in 1786 ; afterwards at Dixmont in the same state, where 
he died in Oct. 1842. Timothy Lindall, 6 fourth son of Dr. William Jen- 
nison, 5 was born 1761 ; grad. H. C. 1782 ; then Tutor there ; long a 
physician in Cambridge ; mar. Miss Belcher, dau. of Hon. Jonathan, and 
grand-daughter of Governor Belcher. He died Oct. 19, 1845, leaving a 
son and daughter, William 7 and Emily, 7 unmarried. Mary, 6 daughter of 
Dr. William Jennison, 5 married Jonathan Whipple of Uxbridge. They 
are the parents of Col. Henry Whipple 7 of Salem, and of Charles Whip- 
ple 7 of Newburyport, booksellers. The last is father of Samuel K. Whip- 
ple, 8 of Boston, bookseller. John Flavel, 6 fifth son of Dr. William Jenni- 
son, 5 grad. Dart. Coll. 1797 ; a Teacher of Music. His grand-daughter 
married Calvin Slade of Boston. 

Samuel Jennison, 5 youngest son of William 4 and Abigail, and grandson 
of Dea. James Lindall 3 was, about 1765, a merchant in New London, 
Ct. ; made several voyages to the West Indies ; at St. Thomas married 

Everden. In 1774 was a member of the Provincial Congress from 

Douglas, Ms. He died 1789, leaving no children. She survived him 
many years ; mar. 2d husband, John Wolcott, Esq., and died a few years 
since, aged over 100. 

Mary Jennison, 5 the only daughter of Rev. William 4 who arrived at 
maturity, and grand-daughter of Dea. James Lindall, 3 married Nov. 4, 
1753 Thomas Giles 4 of Danvers. He was born 1730, a younger son of 
Samuel Giles 3 of Salem (b. 1694) whose father Eleazar 2 was son of 
Edward Giles, 1 one of the early settlers of Salem, admitted freeman 
1634. Edward Giles 1 is supposed to have been a son of Sir Edward 

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Gyles of Devonshire, who was one of the Patentees in the Great Charter 
of King James, usually ealled Plymouth Charter, issued Nov. 3, 1620. 

The children of Thomas Giles 4 — a combatant at Bunker Hill who died the 
day after the battle — and Mary Jennison 5 who died in 1784, were : — 1. 
Thomas,"' — a Revolutionary soldier through the entire war — born Oct. 6, 
1751, mar. Mary Soper Marshall of Boston, June 22, 1780; d. Nov. 18, 
1795. Children — 1st. Betsey Snow, 6 born March 29, 1781 ; mar. Josiah 
Vinton, of Boston, April 7, 1800 ; d. Aug. 9, 1849. (The parents of the 
present writer.) 2d. Matthew Smith 6 b. Aug. 16, 1784. Mar. (1st) Sally 
Webster of Rockport, (2d ) widow Lydia Clifford of Wenham. Resides 
in Rockport. 3d. Thomas 6 born Nov. 16, 1785; mar. (1st.) Olive Tarr 
of Rockport, (2d ) Mary Holmes of Dunbarton, N. H. Resides in Rock- 
port. 4th. Mary 6 born Sept. 3, 1787 ; mar. Daniel Smith Tarr of Rock- 
port ; he died 1813 ; she resides at Rockport. 5th. Samuel, 6 born Aug. 
22, 1789 ; mar. widow Margaret Norwood, formerly Davis. Lives in 
Rockport. 6th. Abigail 6 born July 11, 1791, d. Jan. 31, 1799. 7th. 
William, 6 born Sept. 16, 1793 ; mar. Hannah Gott ; lives in Rockport. 

2. Samuel'' — a Revolutionary soldier five years — born April 6, 1757 — 
settled in Kingsborough, Fulton Co., N. Y. In 1783, mar. Laurana 
Holmes ; deacon in the Cong Chh. ; died Oct. 30, 1841, act. 84, greatly 
revered. Children — 1st. Lemuel, 6 b. 1784, d. in early infancy. 2d, 
Jennison, 6 b. Sept. 5, 1785 ; mar. (1st.) Philenda Beach of Kingsboro', 
N. Y., (2d.) Prudence Hatch, of Sherburne. N. Y. Resides in Kings- 
boro 1 . 3d. Mary, 6 b. July 23, 17S7 ; mar. Henry D. Lounsberry of 
Kingsboro' ; she d. April 23, 1813 ; the parents of Rev. Edward Louns- 
berry, 7 Episcopal minister, Troy, N. Y. Sarah, 6 born May 26, 1792 ; 
mar. Amos Beach of Kingsboro', N. Y. 

The other children of Thomas (riles 1 and Mary Jennison, 5 were, 3. 
William, 5 who settled in Middletown, Ct., and died after the Revol. war. 

4. James Lindall, 5 mar. (1st.) Anna Page, 1794, (2d.) Martha ; 

resided in Salem, Portsmouth, and Pembroke, N. II. ; died Jan. 1821. 

5. Mary, 5 mar. S. Stevens ; lived in Genesee Co., N. Y., and in In- 
diana. 6. Abigail, 5 mar. (1st ) Robert Watson, (2d.) Adna Bates. Re- 
sided in Onondaga Co., N. Y., afterwards at Scarboro', near Toronto, 
C. W. None of these left any children. 

Fourth Generation — concluded. 

Timothy Lindall, 4 youngest child of Dea. James, 3 was a merchant in 
Salem, like his father and grandfather ; born April 14, 1716 ; married 
(1st.) Elizabeth Gerrish in 1753; (2d,) widow Hannah Swazey in 1763; 
appears to have had no children. He died in 1765, aet. 49. His will is 
dated June 22, 1765 ; proved Sept 16, 1765. 

Hon. Timothy Lindall, 3 though the husband of three wives, and the 
father of seven children, had but one child who lived to enter on the mar- 
ried state. This was — 

Jane Lindall, 4 his third daughter ; born in Boston, Aug. 19, 1707 ; 
married Francis Borland* of Boston, Sept. 22, 1726. Children: 1. 
John, 5 born Sept. 5, 1728. 2. Jane, 5 born April 24, 1732. 3. Francis 
Lindall, 5 b. May 2, 1741. 

Jane Borland, 5 only daughter of Francis and Jane Borland, married 

* She died at Boston, 22 June, 1749. Her husband died, 17 Sept. 1763 He is 
styled, in the Boston Evening Post, " an eminent merchant." — Editor. 

24 Memoir of the Lindall Family. [Jan. 

John Still Winthrop, Sept. 4, 1750. He was a descendant of John Win- 
throp, Esq., governor of the Colony of Mass. Bay, after the removal of the 
charter to America. 

Mrs. Jane Winthrop, 5 died April 5, 1760, about half a year before her 
grandfather, Judge Lindall, leaving seven children, viz : John, 6 Jane, 6 
Francis, 6 Ann, 6 William, 6 Joseph, 6 and Thomas Lindall. 6 The last 
named was the youngest ; grad. H. C. 1780 ; married Elizabeth Bowdoin 
Temple, July 25, 1786 ; was a man of large property and eminent 
respectability; Lieut. Gov. of Mass. 1826-32; and was father of the 
Hon. Robert Charles Winthrop, 7 now of Boston ; a late distinguished 
Representative and Senator in Congress; and of Mrs. Tappan, 7 wife of 
Rev. Benjamin Tappan, D. D., of Augusta, Maine, parents of Rev. Benj. 
Tappan, 8 Jr., of Charlestown, Mass. 

It is remarkable that the Lindall family, so eminent and influential a 
century ago, should have become wholly extinct. The descendants of 
that family are very numerous and widely scattered, but they bear other 
names. I know not that any person, bearing the surname of Lindall is 
now to be found in New England, or on this continent. If there should 
chance to be any, they are not, it is believed, of this celebrated family. 
Should any one have information respecting persons of the name of Lin- 
dall now living, or facts respecting the Lindall family, not embraced 
in the foregoing account, the compiler will regard it as a favor to have 
the same communicated to him. 

The memory of Hon. Timothy Lindall is still preserved in Boston, by 
the appellations " Lindall Street," and " Lindall Place ;" the latter of 
which was built by Thomas Lindall Winthrop, and named by him out of 
respect to his great-grandfather, fifteen or sixteen years ago. 

Mere accident prevented the giving of his name to a town in a neigh- 
boring state. When the plantation of Sterlingtown in Maine applied for 
incorporation in 1786, the petition presented for this purpose asked that 
the town might be called Lindall. This was probably through the influ- 
ence of Ebenezer Jennison, 6 a great-grandson of Dea. James Lindall, 3 
and then a prominent inhabitant. When, however, the matter came un- 
der the consideration of the Legislature, the uncommon union and har- 
mony then existing in the town, happened to be mentioned ; and it was 
resolved to give to the town the name of Union. See Sibley's Hist, of 
Union, p. 61. 


An English gentleman, who distinguished himself as a politician during 
the American war. In the earlier part of his life he was in the army, in 
which he attained the rank of Colonel. Becoming connected with the 
Marquis of Lansdown, he obtained a seat in the House of Commons, and 
was an active member of the opposition, and a frequent speaker during 
the ministry of Lord North. He was afflicted with blindness several years 
previous to his death, which took place July 1st, 1802, at the age of 75. 
Some have supposed that Colonel Barre wrote the celebrated letters of 
Junius, in conjunction with his friend the Marquis of Lansdown, and Coun- 
sellor Dunning, afterwards Lord Ashburton ; but this is a bare conjecture, 
unsupported by any probable arguments. — N. Y. Young People's Mirror. 

1853.] South Reading Inscriptions. 25 


South Reading, July 24, 1852. 
To the Publisher of Historical and Genealogical Register : 

Sir — Herewith I send you all the " Inscriptions' 1 now to be found in 
the " Old Burial Place " of this town, if* you have room, sometime, to 
publish them in the Register, I should be pleased to have them thus pre- 
served — if otherwise, please file them among your archives. 

I have the " Inscriptions 1 ' of the 2d Burial Place copied, which I will 
arrange and send, if you should like them. These go back as far as 1692. 

Memento te esse mortalem. 
C. y e 2 d . 
Fugit hora. 
Here lyes the body of Capt. Jonathan Poole, who deceased in the 44th 
year of his age, 1678. 

Friends sure would prove too far unkind, 

It, out of sight, they leave him out of mind ; 

And now he lyes transformed to native dust, 

In earth's cold womb as other mortals must, 

It's strange his matchless worth, entomb'd should lye, 

Or that his fame should in oblivion dye. 

Memento te esse mortalem. 
Fugit hora. Vive memor Isethi. Fugit hora. 
Here lyes y c body of John Person, Scnor, Aged 64 vrs. Deceased 
April ye 17, 1679. 

Here lyes the body of Anna Fiske,* first wife of Captain John Brown, 
Esquire, who dyed May 30, 1681, in her 36 t!l year. 

Sargent Thomas Kendall dyed July 22, 1781, aged 63 yrs. 

Reader weep, prepare to dy, I say, 

For death by none will be said nay ; 

One of the 7, of this church foundation, 

So to remain till the powerful voice say 

Rise in health a glorious habitation. 

A pattern of piety and of peace 

But now, alas, how short his race. 

Here we mourn, and mourn we must, 

To see Zion's stones, like gold laid in the dust. 

" Memento mori. Fugit hora. 
Here lyeth within this arched place, y e body of Deacon Thomas Par- 
ker, who was icon of y e foundation of y e church, who dyed y e 12 of Au- 
gust 1683— Aged about 74. 11 

Fugit hora. 
Here Ives y e bodv of Matthew Edwards, Aged 52 years ; deceased 
Dec. 23, 1683. 

Here lyes the body of Mary Bryant, wife to Abraham Bryant, daughter 
of Thomas Kendall— Aged 40 years. Dyed March 8, 1688. 

* She was the daughter of Rev. John Fiske, the first minister of Wenham 
and of Chelmsford. She was the great-great-grandmother of Rev. Reuben Emerson,, 
and great-great-great-grandmother of Rev. Alfred Emerson, the present Associate 
fastors of the 1st Parish in South Reading. L. £. 


26 South Reading Inscriptions. [Jan. 

Memento mori. Fugit hora. 

Here lyes y e body of Lieutenant William Hescy, Aged about 70 years, 
deceased ye 30 of May, 1689. 

Here lies y e body of Matthew Edwards, who dyed August 12, 1689, in 
y 8 22d year of his age. 

Here lyes y e body of Ensign Nathaniel Goodwin, Aged 51 years — 
died y e 23 of August, 1693. The memory of the just is blessed. 

Here lyes the body of Mrs. Elizabeth Brown, wife to Capt. John 
Brown, Esquire, formerly wife to Rev. Joseph Emerson of Mendon, who 
deceased Sept. 4, 1693, in the 56 th year of her age. 

Here lyes the body of Benjamin Hartshorn, who dyed May 3, 1694, 
in the 41 st year of his age. 

Rebecca Kendall, widow of Dea. Thomas Kendall, dyed July 17, 
1703, Aged 85 years. " Here lyeth the ' mother of ten,'* who had 175 
grand and great-grand children." 

Here lyes the body of John Smith of Charlestown Bounds, (now Stone- 
ham,) Aged 37 years. Died March 31, 1704. 

Here lyes the body of Mary Upham, wife to Thomas Upham, who 
dyed April 21, 1707, in the 33 d year of her age. 

Here lyes the body of Mrs. Rebecca Brown, late wife to Capt. John 
Brown Esquire, and formerly wife to Lieut. Samuel Sprague of Maiden ; 
dyed July 8, 1710, in her 77 th year. 

Memento mori. Fugit hora. 

Here lyes the body of Mr. John Gould, Sen r , Aged about 69 years, 
who deceased Jan'y 24, 1712. 

Here lyes the body of Mr. Nicholas Brown, who deceased Sept. 2, 
1713, in the 36 th year of his age. 

Here lyes the body of Mr. Nathaniel Cutler, Aged 55 years and 2 
months ; who deceased June 7, 1714. — "Blessed are the dead, who dye 
in the Lord." 

Here lyes the body of Thomas, son of Wm. and Abigail Hay, who 
dyed Apl. 28, 1718, Aged 14 days. 

Here lyes the body of Joseph Brown, who deceased Oct. 16, 1723, in 
the 45 th year of his age. 

Here lyes the body of Thomas Brown, son of Mr. Nicholas and Mrs. 
Rebecca Brown, who deceased April 23, 1724, in the 21 st year of his age. 

Here lyes what was mortal of Mr. John Bacheler, who died Nov. 2, 
1732, in the 67 th year of his age. 

N. B. His character : A pious, secret and most faithful friend. The 
blessing of them that were ready to perish came upon him. 

Here lyes the body of Lucy Emerson, daughter of Mr Peter and Mrs. 
Anna Emerson, who dyed Feb. 17, 1735, Aged 28 years. 

John Fitch, son of Joseph Fitch 3d. Born in Boston, Oct. 2, 1733. 
Dyed in Reading, July 4, 1739. " For we shall see him as he is." 
John iii, 2. 

* " Mother of ten " signifies "the mother of ten children,'' of whom nine were 
daughters, and one son who died young. Of the daughters, one died young, and the 
other eight married into the families of the first settlers of the town, viz : the fami- 
ies of Bryant, Pearson, Eaton, Parker, Nichols, Boutwell, Dunton and Goodwin. 
Their descendants have been numerous, and although they have lost their ancient 
surname of Kendall, their blood runs in many of the present inhabitants ; few of 
hem, however, if any, can say, as could the old "mother of ten," 
"Rise daughter, to thy daughter run, 
Thy daughter's daughter has a son." 

1853.] South Reading Inscriptions. 27 

William Emerson, son of Rev. Joseph and Mrs. Abigail Emerson,* (of 
Groton,) dyed here Oct. 17, 1753, Aged 4 mo. and 7 days. " I shall go 
to him, but he shall not return to me." 

Here lyes buried the body of Mr. Thomas Fitch (of Boston) who dyed 
Feb. 26, 1754, Aged 28 years, 1 mo. and 13 days. 

I b-rc lyes buried the body of Capt. Joseph Fitch, who departed this life, 
March 16, A. I). 1754, in the 60 th year of his age. 

Nathaniel Bachelor, son of Mr. Nathaniel Bacheler Jr. and Abigail, his 
wife, dyed Oct. 4, 1751, Aged 2 years, ( J months and 5 day-. 

Here lyes the body of Mrs. Hannah Bacheler, consort of Mr. Nathan- 
iel Bacheller, who departed this life Oct. 7, 1751, in the 73d year of her 
age. Having lived in the married state with her husband above 50 years. 
" The memory of the just is blessed. 11 

Simeon Bacheler, son of Mr. Nathaniel Bacheler, Jr., and Mrs. Abi- 
gail, his wife, dyed Feb. 27, 1755, aged 4 mo. and 3 days. 

Here lyes the body of Mr. Nathaniel Bacheler, who dyed May 18, 
1763, in the 89 th year of his age. 

His life the true religion did adorn, 
His death caus'd man)' aching hearts to mourn ; 
Not children only and grand children dear, 
But neighbors too could not withhold a tear — 
To who obliging conduct, they confess, 
They owe no small degree of happiness. 
Stedfast in faith, he ran that Christian race, 
Still waiting for the rich rewards of grace, 
Of which the soul partakes above the skies, 
Until the dust to eternal glory rise. 

Here lyes the body of Mrs. Rebecca Barrett, (formerly wife of Mr. 
Nicholas Brown, and widow of Dca. Jona. Barrett,) who died March 18, 
1765, in the 81 st year of her age. 

Here lyes the body of Joshua Gould, son of Mr. Joseph and Mrs. Mary 
Gould, who died Aug. 25, 1772, Aged 3 yrs. 3 mo. and 7 days. 

Not four years old before he found 

A wat'ry grave where he was drown'd. 

South Reading, July, 1852. 

The above are all the Inscriptions now to be read in the " First Burial 
Place of ancient Reading, 11 (now South Reading,) and these are fast dis- 

It seems desirable to preserve these in the Register, and for this pur- 
pose I have copied them. L. E. 

Nehemiah Walter was sent by his father from Ireland to America, 
about 1674, to serve an apprenticeship to an upholsterer in Boston. Hav- 
ing a great fondness for books, he was by the consent of his father fitted 
for College, and in July 1680 grad. In 1684 settled in Roxbury. Mar. d 
Sarah, da. of Increase Mather, who was President of H. C. — Nehemiah 
and Sarah had issue, Increase, Thomas, Hannah, Maria, Sarah. Increase 
grad. 1711, Thomas in 1713, a son of whom is now a minister in Boston. 
Hannah m. Caleb Trowbridge (Groton) 18 Sept. 1718. They had 12 
child". Sarah, the eldest, m. Gen. Art. 8 Ward, now a member of Con- 
gress. Abigail m. Ebenezer Champney, (judge of Probate who d. at 
New Ipswich, 1809.) — Copy of Doc. in pos'n of F. Kidder, Esq. 

* This "Joseph Emerson" was the son of "Rev. Joseph Emerson of Maiden;" 
and great grandson of "Rev. Joseph Emerson of Mendon." Mrs. Abigail, his wife, 
was the daughter of Dr. Wm. Hay of Reading. 

28 Value and Scarcity of Books in 1471. [Jan. 



[Communicated by Bickford Pulsifer, Esq., of Cambridge] 

To the Constable of Maulden. 

In his Ma^es name, you are required to warne Persons within named 
that they appeare at next Court at Charlestown to take y e oath of fidelity 
as y e law directs, at one of y e clock 1st day of y e Court, 2, 10, 74. 

hereof you are to Tho: Danforth. 

make a true return these were sworne in Court, 

under yo r hands. 15,10,74. Tho: Danforth. 

Phins Sprague Jo. Sargent 

Hen. Green Jo. Chadwick 

Sam. Green James Chadwick 

John Green Tho: Green 

Lem. Jenkins Jo. Waite 

Abr Hill Robt. Carter 

Isack Hill Dan. Sheparson 

John floyd Tho. Grouer 

Tho: Shine, jn r Laz s . Grouer 

Jose Bucknam Will : Laraby 

John Scholle Jo. Winglate 

Jos. Waite Samll. Haward, jn r . 

Ben. Whittamor Joseph Willson 

John Greenland John Shaw 

Jno. Wilkerson Jo. Prouendr 

Tho. Pratt John Starky. 

Peeter TufTts 
The Psons aboue named the Select men of Maldon psent to Authority to 
take ye oath of fidelity, & to y e end haue given these names to ye Con- 
stable to psent. Jo. Waye, in the name & with y c consent of y e Selt. men. 
Maid. 28. 7. 74. 
I have warned all the parsones heare mensoned in this warant to apeare 
at the ouer of the day apointed for to apeare at on of the cloke. 

by me Thomas Lynde 
Fidelity men. Constabull Malldon 

Theophilus Thornton ) & al. Petition 

Thomas Thornton J To y e hono rble y e Goveno r , Dep ty &c. 

May 29, 1674. 


So very valuable were books a few centuries ago, that in the year 1471, 
when Louis XL of France, wanting to borrow the works of the Arabian 
physician, Rhasis, from the Faculty of Medicine at Paris, he was com- 
pelled to deposit, by way of pledge, a large quantity of valuable plate, 
and was also obliged to procure a nobleman to join with him as security 
in a deed, by which he was bound to return it, under a very considerable 
penalty. About the commencement of the fourteenth century, there were 
only four classics in the Royal Library at Paris ; there was one copy of 
Cicero, Ovid, Lucan and Boetheus. So late as the reign of Henry VI. 
it is ordered, by one of the statutes of St. Mary's, at Oxford, " That no 
Scholars shall occupy a book in the Library above one hour at most ; so 
that others may not be hindered from the use of the same." — Old Mag. 

1853.] Abstracts of Early Wills. 29 



[Continued from p. 356, Vol. VI. Prepared by Mr. W. B. Trask.] 

Note. — The Abstracts which follow, are from the original* on file, and are not 
among those recorded, unless the contrary is mentioned. \V. B. T. 

The Last Will and testament of M r Thomas Newberry of the Church of 

Christ at dorchester, who beeinge in pfFect memory the 12th of the 

10th month Anno Domm: 1635 is as followeth; 

Imprimis. I give vnto my wife Jane Newberry, twoo hundred poundes, 
w t!l all the house hould stuife w ch shee brought w th her at her manage. 

Itt. I give all the rest of my goods vnto my Children, to bee equally 
devided betwixt them, vnlesse 3 of my younger daughters, it is my will 
y l these three shall have 50s. a peece lesse than the rest. 

Itt. it is my will, if any of my Children dye before they bee of the 
age of one & twenty, y fc then his or theyre portion thus deceased, shall 
be equally devided amongst the rest of my Children y l are allive. 

Itt. it is my farther will, if there doth fall out any controversy be- 
tweene my Children, that then these my overseers shall end it or any 
such s' 1 controversyes & they are to take advise by them. 

Itt. I doe flurther make my wife my whole executrix. 

Lastly, I doc make m r John Warham fy William Gaylord my overseers 
of this my s d will.* 

Anthony Coop. (Hingham.) 
Inventory taken Feb. 20, 1635. Amt. <£580. 5s. lOrf. Prized by Rich- 
ard Betscomb & Nicho Baker. Witnesses, Peter Hubbcrt, Tho. 
Lorain, John Stronge. 

Benjamin Cooper. (Salem.) 
Inventory taken 27. 7. 1637. Am't ^1014. 16s. 6d. Mention is 
made of Ester Cooper. Laurence Cooper, son to Benj. had sister 
Rebeka. Signed, Townsend Byshopp, John Woodbcry, Robt. Moulton. 

Edward Blackley. (Rocksbury.) 
Inventory 25. 10. 1637. Am't <£130. 17s. 2d. Signed, John Stow, 
hack heath, Joseph Weld, John Johnsone, Thomas scms, William Par- 
ker, samm well basse. 

* The above is a full Copy of the Will of Mr. Newberry, as found on Suf- 
folk Files, without Seal or Signature. 

Sep 1 I, 1634. It is ordered that m r Newberry shall have 30 acres for his accom- 
odation in the Plantation. 

It is ordered that m r Nervbery is to have for his purchase that he bought of m r Pin- 
cheon, the house m r Pincheon built, 40 acres of upland ground to the house, 40 of 
Marsh 20 acres in Quanty necke. 

Nov. 2. 1635. An hundred acres of meddow vnto m r Thomas Newberry as that was 
likewise graunted him by order of Court togeather with an hundred acres of Vpland 

And likewise it is ordered and agreed upon whereas M r Newbery hath relinquished 
a former graunt from the Plantation of 40 acres of Marish and 20 acres of Vpland 
in squantum Necke he is now to take all the ground from his house to m r Willsons 
farme, in consideration thereof. — Dorchester Town Records, Book I, p. 11, 17. 

Inventory of the goodes of M r Thomas Nuberie, made the 28 th of Jan An 1636, 
Amt. 1520.01.07. including "Land in England, 300£." Signed. Israel Stoughton. 

30 Abstracts of Early Wills. [Jan. 

Robert Pond. (Dorchester.) 
Inventory 27. 10. 1637, by Capt Atherton, Leiftenant Clappe fy George 
weekes. £165. 5s. Roger Clap, Geo. Weekes. 

Thomas Beecher. (Charlestowne.) 
Inventory 29. 5. 1637. ^485. 16s. Ralph Sprage, Ahr. Palmer, 
Thomas Ewer. 

Samuell Haule. (Charlestowne.) 
Inventory taken the m. 16. 1637. Am 1 ,£444. 13. Raphe 

Sprage, Raphe Mousell. 

John Greene. 
Inventory of John Greene lately dwelling with danill brver of roxbery 
14 feb. 1638. Ara't £5. lis. 03d. Edward Porter, S*mm well basse. 

Thomas ffayerweather. 
Inventory taken 8. 11. 1638. Am't^lll. 18s. Sd. By m r william 
Colborne, John Edlin. 

Will of Edward Wilson. 
Vnto my brother, Thomas Wilson all my household stufe, halfe that 
mony w ch is in the bills to my brother Will Wilson ; halfe the corn w ch 
I haue, the other half of the sayd mony & corne to my brother thomas 
willson, but if my brother Will wilson do not come ouer to new england 
then my brother thomas is to haue all the sayd money & corne. 
witness Robert hawkins. 1638, the 19 of aprill. 


Inventory taken 17. 5. 1638. By Georg Philips, Richard Browne, 
Abra: browne, the m r ke -j- of Symon Stone. 

Rebecca Bacon. 
Inventory taken 1. 8. 1638, by John Russell, Edward Collins. Am't 
<£19. 07s. 4d. 

Richard Iles. 
Inventory taken 29 Nov. 1639, by Ralph Moushole, Robert Hall. 
Am't <£22. 14s. 02d. 

Will of George Holmes. (Rocksbury.) 
My loving wife sole executresse. I giue vnto her my whole estate, to 
be improved for the education of my children, but none of my lands to 
be sould vnlesse in case of necessity & by the advice of my overseers. 
After my wives decease, my houses & lands shall be equally divided 
amongst all my children ; yet if it shall please the Lord to convert my 
sonne Joseph in the meane time, so as y l he is in charity accepted among 
the saints, my will is y* he shall haue two parts, & the rest but each of 
them one. And my request is to my Dearly beloved brethren Elder 
Heath, broth r Eliot &, broth 1 " Parks our Deakens & my broth r Ruggles 
& broth 1 " Riggs to be my overseers to counsell & guide my wife in all 
her affaires. I giue full power to them to make the fore named division 
of my lands in the most equal & peaceable maner they can, & if any of 
my children will not rest in what they doe, my will is y* child shall lose 

1853.] Abstracts of Early Wills. 31 

his part, & it shall be given to such as my overseers see most fitt, & I 
intreate my dcare wife to doe nothing of moment w^'out the advise of 
these my overseers. — Also my will is y l there shall not be strip & wast 
made of timber & fire wood from my ground, only so much as may be 
for the necessary vse of my family. 

witnesse John Eliot, mark of George -j- Holmes. 

John Scarebrow. 
Mr John Eliot deposed before Court, 30. 11. 1G51 that George 
Holmes was of a disposing mind the yeare 1646 or thereabouts. 

Edw Rawson Recorder. 
Note. The above Will is in the hand writing of the Apostle Eliot. 

Will of George Hunne. 
3. m0 . 25. day. 1640 

I George Hun weake in body, but of right vnderstanding doe heare by 
my last will giue the 3 ackers of planted ground at long Hand to An my 
wife and my sonns laboure till the crop of corne this yeare be gotten 
Home. I allsoe giue my stock of Coates that now are together with 
m r Colbornes to hir when they are deuided, onely one of them I giue to 
my sonn nathanell, the Second Coate in worth, which either he ore his 
freind shall make choise of. I allso giue to my wife my present dwelling 
House and beding and pewter and Houshold stuf there in, except a box 
of linnins that my Son hath the key of, and one great trunck, all my 
weareing aparell, as all soe a wooll bed, a bolster and tow pillows, a 
couerled and a blancket, the which I giue to my sonn nathancll, together 
with one little trunck, as allsoe 5 or 6 Acres of land at mount Wolleston 
which is in Use by steuen kinslcy, and the rent of it to be receiued by 
James Johnson and He to improve it for my son nathanell till His time of 
seruis be expired ; as allsoe I giue to my wife of the 31 acors at menac- 
tecote riuer : 21 : and the other 10 acors to my sonn nathanell, equally 
to be deuided, that both may haue the benefites of the riuer ; and I give 
the 3 : Swine to my wife. I desire that my wife should pay my debts 
and receiue what is oweing to me. 

by me George Hunne. 
in witnes heare of we 

haue set to our hands 

Robert Hull 

James Johnson 

It is all agreed that my sonn nathanell shall be seruant to James John- 
son and his wife for fiue years, his seruis begining in the 9 month, and 
for his waiges to be apointed yearely by the decons and Bro : Hull, and 
he to find himselfe aparell there out. 

so dysposed by me, George Hunn. 
soe aexsepted of by me, James Johnson. 
soe agreed vnto by me, nathaniell Hvn. 

George Alcock. 
Inventory of the Estate of George Alcock, late of Rocksbury, deceased, 
taken by us the thirtyeth day of december, 1640. 

Will m Denyson Will Parrks. 

[torn off] Welde. Philip Eliote. 

Steph : Winthrop, record r . 

32 Abstracts of Early Wills. [Jan. 

Simon Hayes of Brantry. 
ffeb this 20* 1641. 

Inventory of the goods of Simon Rayes praised by Martin Sanders and 
Richard Brackett of the same toune ; Am 1 122-14-4. 

John Bradley. 
Inventory of the Estate of John Bradly, deceased, taken 21.4. 1642. 
By William Hathorne, Thomas Putman, including " A ten acre lot on 
Cape An side" and V 25 Acres at JafFrys Creeke." A part of this inven- 
tory is gone. 

Thomas Coytmor. 

I Thomas Coytmor* beeing in health of body beeing bound forth to 
Sea. And for as much as in thes vncertaine times its very difficult if not 
impossible to set a due valuatio vppon temporal estates, therefore I con- 
ceive it most Convenient to Consider my estate in Sixteene partes, Either 
to remaine in an anuity & Soe to bee pportionably distributed yeerly. 
Vnto my wife Six pts of the sixteene — son Thomas six sixteenth pts. 
As times are very hazzardous in Europe Therfore in case things should 
soe passe in England that my deere mother Katherin Coytmer bee de- 
prived of her estate, then for her support I bequeath vnto her ffoure six- 
teenths of my estate to have as an annuity dureing her life, after which it 
shall returne to my child or children equally. — If my wife haue another 
child by me, then, wife haue but five pts, & son Thomas ffive, mother 
three, & youngest childe three. If the latter child die in nonage, then 
my will to stand as before — if son Thomas dye in nonage, then if a 
second or latter bee liveing hee or shee to enjoy the same, &c. Bro 
Increase Nowell & m r ffrancis willougliby overseers ; vnto each ffourty 
shillings ; wife sole executrix : witnes my hand & seale this 25 th 6 1110 
1642. Thomas Coytmorr. 

Witness John Perce. 

On the back of the document is the following : 

Wheras Joseph Hills of Charles Towne bought of Thomas Squire five 
acres of Land. 

This was testified upon oath by John Peirce 

before the Cort, Increase Nowell, sec. 

Susan Hunt. 
An inventorie of the goods and lands of m rs Susan Hunt of Soodberie, 
Amt 48. 11.2, taken by Peter Noyes, Walter Hayns, who deposed the 
24 th of the 9 th mo 1642, before the gov r nor & my selfe, Incr: Nowell 

Daniell Sheopardson. (Charlestown.) 
Blacksmith. I comit my body to the ground to be buried in the usuall 
buring place. — estate to my wife as long as she liveth ; after my wifes de- 
decease, my house w th garden, three acres of ground in the neck, with 
my armes & tooles to my sonne daniell, whom I would have brought up 
in the trade of a smyth — the rest of my estate after my wifes decease to 
be divided betweene my two daughters Lidia & Johanna, — wife sole 

# Mr. C. was of Charlestown. The inventory of his estate was there taken, 21:5: 

185:;.] Abstracts of Early Wills. 33 

CUtrix — m r Nowell, bro. Heborne & bro. Cutler my overseers. 16. 5. 

in p'sence of the marke of 

Increase Noire/ 1 Daniel I Shcopardson. 

Thomas Carter 
Hire Coles 

If his wife & .'{ children dyed hee gave mee', Incr : Nowell his house, 
house plot, at the same time before the same witnesses. 

William IIalstld.* (Concord.) 
Inventory taken 10th day of th X month 1645. Ami 97. 10. 6 
Robert Mcrriam 

Geo Howard apprisers. 

Will of Joseph Welu of Roxbury. 

[pswich 2. 4 moth 1646. 
To the Colidg In Cambridg Tenn pounds to be payd In flue yeeres, viz 
40 H p Annum, to the helpe & fertherance of such In laming as are not 
able to subsist of themselves, & herein I rcferr my Say to m 1 ' Dunster & 
m r Eliot, to be disposed as they Judg moot, only by this I recall the 20 s 
a yeare hack againe, w ( •' I put to my hand to giue to Dr Ames sonn ; yet 
[f those fournamed Judg it litt to give him the 40' p annum I leave it to 
ther wisdoms. — To my sonn John who is now my eldest sonn, sonnThomas, 
sonn Edmond & my Daughter manj my bowse called the farme, with 
barne, & all the erable land, midow pasture ground containing 80 acres 
& vpwards, with all the howsold Stuff I bane ther, oxen & cowes, with 
cart, plows, yoks, Chaines & all the furniture : also my last devission of 
land being the 22 or 23 lott, being about 130 akers more or less ; also, 3 
alters of land somtimes John graues, lying next to the grounds of Josnah 
Hcwes ; allso, six akers of salt marsh, more or less, that was bought of 
the Hairs of Samuell shoreman, lying next the marsh of John watson ; 
all these bowses & moveables, cattell & p r cells of land named I giue to 
these 4 of my children named, viz, sonn John a duhblc ption, the other 
three an equall ption. — If god take any of them away by death vnder the 
age of 21 ycarcs, the survivors of these 4 shall Injoy his or there ptions. 
I giue to hanna, my youngest dau. by my first wife, my ground comonly 
cald the leauen akers, lying next mudy riuer, also 20 lbB to be payd out of 
my goods by my wife barbara, at the age of 21 or day of marriage — If 
god take her away before her ption be devided among the children I had 
by my former wife, my will is, If I dy before that time be expired, that I 
am engaged to m r Hooeker to find her clothes out of her portion — Chil- 
dren by my former wife all of them a payer of sheets & all the beding, 
except that I shall hereafter name — [To the children severally] the rent 
due from William dauis. That my overseers doe see p r formed out of 
the corne w ch william davis is to pay that my Brother edward porter? 
have Ten bushells of rie, allso bro. mayes, bro. Jones, bro. lewis, bro. 
peake, bro. gamlin, [each] 5 bushells. — Because my house in the towne 
have little wood belong to it my wife and children that are to inioy that 
shall have liberty to take soe much In the Sothermost grounds as will 
serue for ther vse for fiering, puided [they] cutt it out & make no stroy ; 
this to Inioy for the space of Ten years after my decease. — Those chil- 

* An abstract of the Will of William Hahted may be seen in Reg. Vol. III. p. 177. 

34 Abstracts of Early Wills. [Jan. 

dren named shall haue each of them a boock, & ther be 3 of doct prestons, 
one of Dr Sibb, m r rogers 7 treatises ; the eldest to take his choyse first. 
Sonn John my best stuff suit, son Thomas my frise suit & Edmond a 
ption as may be equall. — To sonn John my cloth cloke, to sonn daniell a 
suitable ption of my apparrell, equally parted among all my sons except 
my black tawny cloke to m r John Eliot o r Teacher, my best sword to 
sonn Jonn & my other sword and black belt to son Thomas. The share 
I haue fr the Iron works the yearly pfit may be disposed to bring vp my 
son Thomas at Cambridg till he com to be m r of Art, and if my son 
daniell be capiable of laming, my desire is, that he allso after my son 
Thomas haue the like benefit, till he com to be m r of art ; after that the 
whole to be equally devided among all my children. Wife barbara (my 
executrix,) together with my son daniell, dau. Sara, dau. mara, my 
howse, the 15 akers in the neck, also that cow I bought at watertown, for 
the other is my son Johns, together with too young steeres that are som- 
ering at John woods at sudbury. Those excepted, I giue all my other 
cattle at home to my wife & her children ; the downe bead, bolster &c 
on the best chamber ; one fether bedd & the beadsted on the hall cham- 
ber ; with the yallow rugg, largest green rugg, 4 pillows, 2 payer of 
blankets, allso on flock bead &c. My dau. denison affirmes the down 
beads, my wiues mother gaue to her, after my decease, I know no such 
thing ; yet, being soe confidently affirmed by her, my will is, after the 
decease of my wife, [they] shall be my dau. denisons. — Debts to be paid, 
also m r cuddingtons anewity of 20 lb a year, till 7 yeares be expired ; — 
40 lbs a year for 5 years to the Colidg. Mr John Eliot, Elder heath, Ed- 
ward Clapp of dorchester, & William parks, [overseers,] 10' b to be payd 

p m r Joseph weld. 22. 5. 1646. My desire is, that Leuetenant Hewes 
& bro. bell, allso, bro. John Johnson may be added to the overseers, [they 
to have power to make the portions of the children equal.] 

p me Joseph Weld 

Witness p vs, 
Joshua Hewes 
John Johnson 

Proved 10 th (8) 1646. Lieftenant Hues & John Johnson deposed. 

W m Aspinwall Recd r , 

Note. — This will is in the form of a letter, with the superscription — "To the Rev- 
erende his Esteemed In the lord ra r John Eliot giue this not to be opened till after 

Inventory* of Joseph Weld, late of Rocksbury, by Barbara^ his wid. 
4 (12) 1646. Am* 2023. 14. 9. Apprizers, hack heath, Will m Deny- 
son, John Johnson, William Parke. The name of W m Pirkines is men- 
tioned. Proved 4 (12) 1646. 

Thomas Cooke, (Watertown.) 
Inventory taken by Nath 1 Bowman and Thomas Hastings. Mentions 
Mr. Mayhu and goodman Childs. Amt. £5. 03. 00. 

* This Inventory is also recorded in the first book of Inventories, in the Suffolk 
Probate office, page 29. 

f Her maiden name was Clap. Tor farther information relative to Joseph Weld, 
see Ellis' Hist. Roxbury, p. 134. 

1853.] Abstracts of Early Wills. 35 

John Oliver. 
Inventory taken 23. 2. 1646, by James Penn and Nathaniell Williams. 
Amt. <£205. 0. 4. [See Abstract of the Will of John Oliver, Reg. Vol. 
III. p. 266.] 

Will of Henry Adams, of Braintrcc. 1646. 

First, my will is, that my sonne Peter and John, and my dau. Vrsula, 
shall have the ground in the Neck, both vpland and meddow, during the 
terme I was to enjoy it, vntill it returne into the townee hands againe from 
whom I had it. Also the Aker in the Mill feilds. My will is, that my 
bookes shall be devided amongst all my Children ; that my wife shall 
have and Enjoy all my other Goods so Longe as shec liveth vnmarried. 
And if she marry, then my will is y l Joscphe, Edward, and my dau. Vr- 
sula, should enjoy all my ground in the feild that lyeth in the way to 
Waymouth ferry, and my house Lott, with all the houses and fruit trees, 
and all my moveables, at the death or marriage of my wife ; Provided, 
they and their mother shall pay to my sonne Samuel that w * is due to 
him for the ground I bought of him, to be payd in Convenient tyme. But 
in case God should soe deal w th my wife that shec be constrayned to 
make vse of something by way of Sale slice may. 

finally, for moveables, my will is, that my sonne Peter and John shall 
have an equall share with my sonne Joseph and Edward, and my dau. 
Vrsula. Ben i a min All be 

8. 4. 1647. Richard Brackett. 

Increase Nowell sec. 

The Inventory of Henry Adams of Brantry is recorded in Suffolk Pro- 
bate Records, Vol. 2, p. 32. Amt. ,£75. 13, Deposed in Court 8 (4) 47. 

Increase Nowell sec. 

Robert Miller, (Concord.) 
Inventory made the 26: 12: 1646. Amt. .£10. 65. 2d' By John 
Smedly, Timothy miller (?) 

Thomas Griges. 
Inventory 25. 3. 1646. Taken by Phillip Eliot & John Ruggles. 1. 5. 
1647. Wm. Aspinwall Recorder. 

John Hill, (Boston.) 
Blacksmith. Deceased the 21 July, 1646. Inventory taken by Thomas 
Marshall, Thomas Clarke, Tho: Dennce or Vennar (?) Isaac Waker. 
Amt. £255. 03a*. OSd. Mentions good man Godfrey of duxberry, his pt 
of George Adames, m r Treworthy, Mr Lux. 

William Brandon, (Weymouth.) his 

Inventory taken by Edward Bate, John Frissyll (?) Nicholas ^ Phil- 
lips 23: 9: 1646. marke 

Will of John Lowle Late of Newberry. 
9. 4. 1647. I give vnto my Wife Elizabeth Lowle one halfe of my 
Estate also Twenty pounds out of the residewe of the Estate w ch came by 
her mother. The rest of my Estate to be devided Equally betweene 
Sonn John, Mary Lowle, Peter, James, Joseph, Beniamine 8f Elizabeth 
Lowle — my bro. William Gerrish, Richard Lowle, John Sanders, Richard 
Knight, 8f Nicholas Noice to be my Executors. If any of my first Wifes 

36 Abstracts of Early Wills. [Jan. 

Children dye before they have their portion, that it be equally devided 
amongst the rest that are Living ; the same Concerning my second Wifes 
Children, Beniamine & Elizabeth, these portions to be paid them when 
the Court Judge them wise and able to manage an Estate, as theie shall 
receive information from Sixe of the Wise, Godly men of the Towne, 
with the Elders. Alsoe,that dau. Elizabeth, shall take tenn pounds worth 
of their own Mothers Clothes ; dau. Mary, [likewise.] If my Wife Marry, 
my dau. Mary shall Live with my sister Johan Gerrish, if my Sister 
please, if dau. Mary Chuse to Live with my sister before my Wife. 

Witnes p me Jn° Lowle. 

Edmond Grenleife Proved 27. 8. 1647. Edm. Greenleife 8f Willi : 
Will 1 Gerrish Gerrish. 

Robert Long Increase Nowell sec. 

Inventory of the Estate of John Lowle taken by Edward Rawson, fy 
Abraham Tappan, the last of June 1647. Amt. <£245. 

Will of George Marsh of Hingham 
2 July, 1647. Vnto wife Elizabeth, fower pound tenn shillings a yeare ; 
on fether bed, on payer of sheets &c. after hir desese to returne to my 
sonne Thomas Marsh. To sonne Oneseferes, one yerling stere, an one to 
yerling hefer, one hefer Calfe, one Ewe, &c. Dau. Elisebeth Turner, 
one yerling hefer. Dau. Mary padge, to Ewe gotes, &c. Sonne Thomas 
Marsh, my house and all my land in Hingham. 
Witnes Ralfe Woodard 
William Hersee. 

Will of JoHx\ Pratt, of Dorchester. 

3. 1. 1646. Wife sole executrix. When my debts are discharged she 
shall haue y e Rest, soe to improoue to bringe vp the Children, and when 
as the Come to age and able to manage it, to giue to ech one a portion 
alike. Mine Eldest sone to haue a double portion, prouided that hee soe 
distributeth as her selfe may haue a Competency, if shee Hue a widdow ; 
if she mary againe, shee shall haue a third part to inioy during her life, 
and after to returne to the Children, euery one alike ; and I desire our 
deacon wiswall and Brother hopestill foster to take the pains as to my 
ouerseers, to Counsell and guid my wife in all her afairs. John pratt. 

Witness Thomas Dickerman. 

Thomas Dickerman deposed 27 (11) 1647. 

Inventory of John pratt of Dorchester. Taken 11: 3: 1647. By Tho: 
Dickerman, Will Clarke, Hopestill ffoster. Amt. c£81. 

(To be Continued.) 

Ipswich, Aug. 1. — This day died John Baker, Esq., in the 44th year 
of his age : He was one of His Maj s . Justices of the Peace for the County 
of Essex. His Descent was Honourable, son of Capt. Thomas Baker of 
Topsfield, by a dau. of the late hon. Samuel Symonds, Esq., Dep. Gov. of 
Mass. He has left a widow with four small Children, & a considerable 
Estate for their Support — News-Letter, 8 Augt. 1734. 

To be sold by Benj'\ Curch, on Wed. 7 Feb. next, at the late mansion 
House of Elder John Baker, late of Boston, deceased, next to Dr. Cutler's 
Church, (Mr. John Baker of Boston, blacksmith, executor,) several tene- 
ments, &c. — News-Letter, 4 Jan. 1752. 

1853.] Will of Thomas Applcton. 37 


[Extracted from the Registry of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury] 

In the Name of God Amen I Thomas ApuJUon of Little Waldyng- 
feld in the Diocise of Norwich make my testament the xx th day of Janu- 
ary the yere of o r Lord m 1 v c iij and of the Reigne of Kynge Henry the 
vij Ul the xx th yere First I bequeath my Soule to Almighty God to o r 
Lady Sent Mary and to all the holy copany of heven and my body to 
be buried in the Church of Seynt Laurence in Waldyngfeld aforesaid 
nyghe to my Wcif It I bequeath to the high aulter of the said Churche 
for tithes forgoten xx (1 It to the freers of Babbewcll and Sudbury yche of 
them x s It the day of my buriall the vij th day the XXX th day I will haue 
noo comen dole but to the poore people of the Tow nys adioyning that is 
to say Moche Waldingfeld Aheton Brentilly and Edwardiston eche of 
them x s the preests of the said Churches to say placebo and dirge and 
masse of Regme the poore people of the said Townes beying at the 
hole service there to haue aft the rate of the said money the preests of 
the said Churches to be rewarded for theire suice that is to say euy preest 
beying there at the hole suice iiija. And euy Clerke beying there at the 
hole suice that can red a lesson ij<J at eury of the said daies and sextayn 
for rynging to the said suice at euery of the said daies viij' 1 and the Town 
that I dwell in euy poore household to be rewarded ij 8 for all iij daies 
beinge at the hole suice of each daie for I will not haue the people travel 
for any dole It I will haue preest synginge in Waldingfeld forscid the 
space of iiij yeres for me my fader and moder my VVif and other my 
kynnesfolk and my benefactors It I give to the Church of Waldingfeld 
aforesaid a vestment w* Deken and Subdeken off suche color and price 
as shalbe thought by myne Executo r s metely and conyenynt for the said 
Church of Little Waldyngfeld It I will that the nonnys of mailing haue 
iiij u in fowre yeres to the Convent to scy placebo and dirge w th mass of 
Requiem for me the day of myn obite during the said iiij yeres begyn- 
ning as shortly after my decesse as they haue knowlege for oon yere 
And the Abbesse of the said place beyng att Dirige and att mass of re- 
quiem to haue xx d and the prioresse of the said place xij d It I will that 
Dame Ann my daughter haue xiij s iij J yerely payabill att ij termes owte 
of my landes and tents p l . I have Kersey Grotton and other Townes the 
which I have given to my Son William Appulton in fee symple It I will 
that myn Executors content and pay all my detts which I trust be not 
grete It I will that myn Executors deliue r to my Sonn Gilbert Appulton 
vij horses with the plough and a cartt w th all the barneys thereto belong- 
ing viii keen, a mass book with a chalice aulter clothes and vestment It 
I bequeath to my Son the pson of Lanetun my gilt cupp with the couyng 
It I give him my best salt It I will Robert Appulton haue myn other salt 
of siluer and I will that my Son William Appulton haue my flatt piece of 
siluer & the couyng of the same Item I will that Robert Appulton haue 
iii Gobletts of siler w 1 the couyng and a stonding maser It I will that myn 

* This is the most ancient will, which has ever been offered for publication in the 
Register. It was communicated by the Ho>orable Nathan Appleton of Boston,, 
and will, I think, be regarded by the readers of the Register's very valuable on sev- 
eral accounts ; but especially for its being the will of one of the ancestors of a family 
so well known on this side of the Atlantic. It gives also a good insight into the 
literature of England, one hundred years before New England was begun to be 
settled. — Editor. 

38 Will of Thomas Appleton. [Jan. 

Executors receyve all my detts and all my comes that be in my barnes 
at the time of my decesse to sell theym except that I will w 1 in my man 
of Holbrock xx seuie of barley x seuie of whete v seuie of peysen It I 
will that my nappry and shets beddyng and all other stuff of household be 
devided by thadvise and discrecori of myn Executors and supvisors be- 
twene Son Robert and his Broder .Richard the said Richard to haue the 
choice II I will that he that hath my Man of Hoi brook haue my ferme of 
Branston Hall duryng myn yer It I will that all such plate and Jewells as 
here foloweth that William Appulton gave his Moder that he haue them 
agen according to his Moders will and myn that is to say A dockett of 
gold to the value of xlvi s viii s Item a ring of dockett gold after the faceon 
of a hopp It a flat piece of siluer whereof the bremys be gilte It a maser 
that I drynk of daiely It a new long carpett that he sent his Moder and theis 
ben the Jewells that I and his Moder geve him Inprimis a ringe with a 
blewe stone that the Abbesse of Brussyerd hir Suster gave hir the tyme 
of her decesse and half a doseyn of silu sponys w* grete gilte knoppis on 
the ende of eury spone that he ded doo make for his Moder The other 
half doseyn to my Son the pson of Lanehm another doseyn of spones to 
be devided betwen my Son Robert Appulton and my Son Richard and 
whe r there remayne v spoones moo I will that the said Robert haue them 
The residue of all my goodes nott bequeathed nor remenbred I renytt to 
the discretion of myn Executors and supvisors toward the amendyng of 
the high waye leddynge fro my man of Holbrok to the Well I make and 
ordeyne myn Executors my Suster Margaret Spryng my Son Thomas 
Appulton pson of Lanehm and my Son William Appulton and supuiso 1 " 
my Nevew Thomas Spryng to whom I geve for a remembrance a signett 
of gold graven with Seynt Johns hedde In Wittness whereof to this my 
testament I have putt my seale and subscribed it w 1 my own hande 

Probatum fuit supascript testum cora dno apud Lamehith nono die 
mensis Febr Anno Dni millo gungenm octauo Iur Willi Appulton 
Executoris in hmoi testo noiat Ac approbat et insumat Et comissa fuit 
administraco omnium bonor et debit dicti defuncti frefato execut De bene 
& c fidelit administrand ac de pleno fldeli Inuetario citra fuj sancti dd 
px futur exhibend necnon de piano et vero compoto reddend ad sea dei 
ermg in debit iur forma iurat Resuata potestate similem comiss faciend 
Margarete Spring executaci in hmoi testo noiat etiam cum venit & c . 

W. D e . GOSTHEY(?) j Ke g islers 

Boston, June 7. — On the 26 past died here and on Monday last was 
Honorably interred Mr. Jonathan Waldo, in the 63 year of his age, who 
sometime since was one of the most considerable shopkeepers in this 
Place ; but did of late retire to a more private life. He was always justly 
accounted a Man of Integrity, a fair dealer, and a liberal benefactor to 
the Poor ; and hath left large Donations to Pious Uses. — Boston Gazt. 
31 May 1731. 

Last Friday [7 Augt. 1741] died Mrs. Lucy Waldo, Consort of Mr. 
Samuel Waldo, merchant. — Bost. Eving Post, 10 Augt. 1741. 

A ser. preached at her funeral by Chas. Chauncy was printed, same 
year (1741) from which nothing can be learned, only that she was in the 
38 th yr. of her age. — Serm n . 


Pedigree of the Adams Family. 



[The following very ancient pedigree of the Adams 
family has boon furnished hv William Downing 
Bruce, Esq., F. S A., and Cor. Mem. of N. E. II. G. 
Soc., of the Middle Temple, London. His letter ac- 
companying it, addressed to J. W. Thornton, Esq., is 
as follows : — " No. 9 Victoria Square, London, Nov. 1st, 
1851. Dear Sir. — I have found, what I consider of 
great interest to every American, the gfnoalogy of 
John AnAius, the second President of the United States. 
It is copied from an ancient parchment roll with arms, 
&o. of the times of Charles I., which I discovered anions 
the papers of the late Edward Hamlin Adams, Esq., 
M. P. for the county of Carmai then, and it is now in the 
possession of his son Edward Adams, Esq., of Middle- 
ton Hall, in the said county. Mr. Adams is a gentleman 
of great wealth and consequence in this county, and takes a great interest 
in genealogy." Mr. Bruce is himself maternally descended from the 
Adams family.] 

Arms* — Argent, a cross Gules 5 mullets or. 
Crest. — Out of a Ducal Coronet a demi Lion. 
Ap Adam 1 came out of = John, Lord Gourney of = 

the Marches of Wales. Beverston, C°. Gloucester. | 

Sir John Ap Adam, Kt~. = Elizabeth 
Lord Ap Adam.f 

Sir Thomas Sir John Ap: 

Ap Adam 3 who 
m. and had iss. 



. William Ap Sir Roger 
Adam 3 , m. & Ap Adam 3 
had issue. of Lancashire. 

William Ap Adam, 4 who had a son Sir John Ap Adam, 5 who 
was the father of Thomas Ap Adam 6 = Jane, dau. and heiress of 

Sir John Inge. 

Sir John Ap Adam, Knt. 7 = Milesent, dau. of Sir Matthew 

| \ Besylls[?] Knt. 

Sir John Ap Adam, 8 alias Adams§ = Clara, dau. and co-heir of 

Mr. Roger Powell. 

Roger Adams 9 = Jane, dau. of Ellyott. 

* In the upper part of a Gothic window on the southeast side of Tidenham Church, 
near Chopston, the name JOHES AB ADAM, 1310— and Arms, " Argent on a Cross 
Gules five Mullets Or," of Lord Ab Adam, are still (1851) to be found, beautifully 
executed in stained glass of great thickness, and in perfect preservation. — Note of C. 
F. Adams, Jr., Esq., of Boston, accompanying the above engraving. 

f He was summoned to Parliament as a baron of the Realm, from 1296, to 1307. — 
Note of C. F. Adams, Jr. 

| Mr. Bruce's copy uncertain. 

§ Here the Ap came into disuse in this branch of the family. 

40 Pedigree of the Adams Family. [Jan. 

Thomas Adams, 10 = Marie, dau. of Mr Upton. 

John Adams, 11 = Jane, dau. of Mr Rennelegh. 

John Adams, 12 = Catharine, dau. and heiress of Mr Steb- 

I t>'"g 

Nicholas, 13 who John, 13 = Margerve, dau. and George, 13 who 

in. and had is- heiress of Mr m. and had is- 

:>ue. Squier. sue. 

Richard, 14 = Margaret, dau. to Mr Armager [sic. cop.] 

Robert, 15 * = Elizabeth William, 15 = dau. of Boringoton [?] 

had issu<\ Sharlaw. | 

Lieut, in the service of Charles I. 
He died in Barbadoes 164-7. [An- 
cestor of Mr. Bruce before men- 

George. 16 = dau. of Mr. Henry, 16 d.= Ambrose, 16 John, 16 

Conrad Street- in Braintree 
holt, merchant in New Eng. 
of London. 1646. 

m and had m. and 
issue. had is- 


Conrad, 17 George, 17 John. ,7 t Henry, 17 Sam..., 17 Joseph, 17 ....omas, 17 Peter. 17 Edward, 17 
li. 1680. li. 1680. li. 1680. li. 1680. li. 1680. li. 1680. li. 1682. li. 1680. li. 1680. 

It is now proposed to add a few particulars to illustrate the family his- 
tory of Henry Adams 16 of Braintree. From the preceding pedigree, it 
appears that he is of the sixteenth generation from Ap Adam, who 
" came out of the Marches! of Wales," at a very remote period — about 
six hundred years ago. And it will perhaps not exceed the bounds of 
probability to say that no emigrant to the shores of New England has at 
this day so numerous a posterity. He brought with him eight sons, and 
he was the great-great-grandfather of John Adams, Second President of 
the United States. This great-great-grandson erected a granite column 
to his memory with the following inscription thereon : — 

"In Memory of HENRY ADAMS who took his flight from the 
Dragon persecution in Devonshire in England, and alighted with 


to England, and after taking time to explore the country, four 
removed to medfield and the neighboring towns j two to 
Chelmsford. One only, Joseph, who lies here at his left hand, 
remained here, who was an original proprietor in the town- 
SHIP of Braintree, incorporated in 1639. 

* This Robert Adams is supposed to be the immediate progenitor of the Adams 
family of Newbury, Ms. A Robert settled there in 1640, and may have been a son 
of Robert above, who m. Elizabeth Sharlaw. As yet, however, the requisite proof is 
wanting, to authorize anything farther than is here stated. — Editor. 

f These three sons of George and the six sons of Henry were living when " the 
ancient parchment,"' from which Mr. Bruce copied, was drawn up. To the date, 
1646, the year of Henry of Braintree's death, Mr. Bruce has this remark : " This note 
is in a later hand, say about 1680." 

\ Probably so called from the faet, that, in early ages, soldiers continually marched 
upon the borders between England and Scotland to prevent the depredations of rob- 
bers and outlaws who took refuge there. — " Limits or bounds between England and 
Wales, or Scotland ; so termed, either from the German word March, which' signifies 
a frontier or border ; or else from the French word Marque, i. e. a sign, or mark of 
distinction. Lords of the Marches were noblemen, who, in times past, inhabited and 
secured the Marches of Wales and Scotland, ruling as if they were petty kings, with 
their private laws, which were abolished by Stat. 27 Hen. 8." — Phillips and Kersey. 

1853.] Pedigree of the Adams Family. 41 

u This stone and several others have been placed in this yard, 


President Adams has by some been supposed to be wrong in assigning 
Devonshire as the place from whence his ancestor came. What the 
Presidents authority was for Devonshire, is not stated ; nor docs there 
any proof appear that lie was wrong. Henry died in October, 1646. He 
left a will,* which has lately been discovered, in which he speaks of his 
wife, and mentions the following six children ; Peter, John, Ursula, Jo- 
seph, Edward, and Samuel. From the manner of their mention there 
does not appear to be any certainty of their order of birth. His will was 
proved, 8 June, 1647. 

The children of Henry Adams, 16 according to the best account which 
we have been able to obtain, are as follows : — 1. Henry, 17 b. 1604, settled 
in Medfield, where he was killed in the second year of Philip's war, and 
his wife likewise, in the most tragical manner.t Her name was Eliza- 
beth Paine, and they were married in 1643. Their children were 1. 
Eleazer, 18 b. 1644; 2. Jasper, 18 b. 1647; 3. Elizabeth, 18 b. J649; 4. 
John, 18 b. 1652 ; 5. Moses, 18 b. 1654 ; 6. Henry, 18 b. 1657 ; 7. Samuel, 18 
b. 1661. II. Samuel, 17 settled in Chelmsford, d. 1666. III. Thomas, 17 
settled in Chelmsford^ 1 ) IV. Peter, 17 settled in Braintree, and had sons. 
1. Peter, of Med way, 2. Samuel, of Medfield, and 3. Joseph, of Msd- 
field and Canterbury. V. Edward, 17 of Medfield, whose children were. 
1. Henry, of Medfield, &c, 2. John, of Medway, 3. Jonathan of Med- 
way, 4. James, of Barrington, 5. Elisha, of Bristol, 6. Edwin of Bris- 
tol, 7. Elishib, of Bristol. VI. Jonathan, 17 of Medfield, who had sons, 
1. Jasper, of Medway, and 2. Jonathan, of Medway. Vll.(-) John ;! 7 | 
VIII. Joseph, 17 of Braintree, b. 1626, freeman 1653, d. 6 Dec. 1694. 
His monument is at Quincy in the family burial place, and is that refer- 
red to in the inscription on his father's tombstone, " who lies here at 
his left hand." IX. Ursula. 17 

" VIII. Joseph Adams 17 of Braintree, 11 the eighth son of Henry, 16 m. 
Abigail, dau of Gregory Baxter. She died 27 August, 1692. Their 
children were, 1. Hannah, 18 b. 1652, m. S. Savil ; 2. Joseph, 28 b. 24 Oct. 
1654, m. 1. Mary Chapin, 1682, who d. 14 June, 1687 ; 2. Hannah Bass-: 
he d. 12 Feb. 1736-7. 3. Abigail, 18 b. 1658, m. John, son of John Bass 
of Braintree. 4. John, 18 b. 1661, lived in Boston, followed the seas, 
and is known in the records as Capt. John Adams ; his 1st wife was Han- 
nah , and he m. 2d. Hannah, dau. of Anthony Cheekley, Escj.§ 

Capt. Adams 13 died intestate, before 20 January 1712. 5. Bethia 18 (prob- 
ably twin of John) b. 1661, m. John Webb of Braintree ; 6. Samuel, 18 b. 

* See ante, p. 35 of this vol. 

•j- " The Lieutenant of the town, Adams by name, was shot down by his own door, 
and his wife mortally wounded by a gun tired afterwards accidentally in the house."— 
Hubbard, Ind. Wars, Pt. i. 63. "The same night the Lieutenant's widow, being at 
Mr. Wilson's the minister's house, being upon a bed in. a chamber, divers soldiers 
and commanders being in the room underneath, Capt. Jacob having a gun in his 
hand half bent, with the muzzle upward, he being taking his leave to be gone to his 
quarters, by some accident the gun fired through, and ! shot floor, mat, and through 
and through the body of the Lieutenant's widow that lay upon the bed, and slew h-er 
also." — Gookhi's Hist. Praying Indians. This happened 21 Feb. 1676. 

X See Vol. I. p. 176. 259. $ Ibid. ii. 350-1. 


42 Pedigree of the Adams Family. [Jan. 

1665; 7. Mary, 18 b. 1667, m. 1st. Samuel Webb, 2d. Samuel Bass; 8. 
Peter, 18 b. 1669, m. Mary Webb, 1695 ; 9. Jonathan, 18 b. 1671 ; 10. 
Mehitable, 18 b. 1678, m. Thomas White of Braintree. 

Joseph Adams, 18 the second child of " VIII Joseph 17 of Brantree," at 
the head of the last paragraph, was the grandfather of JOHN ADAMS, 
Second President of the United States. He had by his first wife, Mary 
Chapin, 1. Mary, 19 b. 1683, m. Ephraim Jones of Braintree ; 2. Abigail, 19 
b. 1684, m. Seth Chapin of Mendon ; and by his 2 d wife Hannah Bass, he 
had, 3. Joseph 19 of Newington, b. June 1688, H. C. 1710, d. 20 May, 
1784 ;* 4. John, 19 father of President John, 20 1691, m. Susanna, dau. of 
Peter Boylston of Brookline, d. 25 May, 1761 ; 5. Samuel, 19 b. 1694, m. 
Sarah, dau. of Moses Paine ; 6. Josiah, 19 b. 1696, m. Hannah Thomp- 
son ; 7. Hannah, 19 b. 1698, m. Benjamin Owen of Braintree ; 8. Ruth, 19 
b. 1700, m. Rev. Nathan Webb of Uxbridge ; 9. Bethia, 19 b. 1702, m. 
Ebenezer Hunt of Weymouth ; 10. Ebenezer, 19 b. 1704. 

Captain John Adams, 18 brother of Joseph 18 at the head of the last 
paragraph, was the grand-father of SAMUEL ADAMS 20 the patriot, 
Signer of the Declaration of Independence, Governor of Massachusetts, 

&c. &c. Pie had by his first wife Hannah , 1. Hannah, 19 b 24 Jan. 

1685 ; 2. John, 19 b. 28 Sept. 1687 ; 3. Samuel, 19 of Boston,( 3 ) father of 
Samuel 20 the Patriot,( 4 ) bapt. 12 May, 1689, m. Mary, only dau. of Rich- 
ard Fyfield of Boston, 21 April, 1713, d. 8 March, 1748 ; by his 2 d wife, 
Hannah, dau. of Anthony Checkley, Esq.,t he had, 4. Joseph, 19 b. 20 
Dec. 1695 ; 5. Mary, 19 (twin of Joseph) m. Samuel Jones of Boston, 12 
May, 1715. They were m. by Rev. Mr. John Webb ; 6. Thomas, 19 b. 
29 Mar. 1701 ; 7. Abijah, 19 b. 11 May, 1702, m. Deborah Cutler, 1725, 
d. 1768. He lived in Boston, and was many years Clerk of Faneuil 
Hall Market, to which office he was chosen 23 Mar., 1753. 

Henry Adams, 18 sixth child of Henry 17 of Medfield, and grand-son of 
the Henry 16 who came to Braintree, lived in Medfield, and had the fol- 
lowing children, and perhaps others : — 1. Thomas, 19 of Medfield, who was 
grand-father of Miss Hannah Adams 21 of Boston, the celebrated au- 
thoress ; 2. Jeremiah 19 of Medway ; 3. Henry 19 of Medfield. Thomas 20 
of Medfield (father of Hannah the Authoress just mentioned) died there, 
13 July, 1812, aged 87. 

Joseph Adams 19 of Newington, N. H., third child of Joseph 18 of Brain- 
tree, and grandson of the first Joseph 17 of Braintree, had sons, 1. Ben- 
jamin 20 ; 2. Joseph, 20 M. D. ; Ebenezer. 20 Of this family is the inventor 
of the famous Adams Printing Press. 

Ebenezer Adams, 19 brother of Joseph 19 of Newington, was the father 
of Zabdiel, 20 Minister of Lunenburgh, and was born in Braintree, 5 Nov. 
1739, d. 1 March, 1801. 

Henry Adams, 19 Esq. of Medfield, third son of Henry 1S of the same 
town above mentioned, was the father of Elisha, 20 Esq. of Medfield, Rev. 
Amos 20 of Roxbury ; and Enoch 20 of Medfield. 

The Rev. Amos Adams 20 of Roxbury, married Sarah, daughter of Dr. 
Charles Chauncy. She died in Boston, July, 1748. Mr. Adams was an 
author of reputation, and has left some productions behind him of a his- 
torical character, of much value. He died at Dorchester, October 5th, 
1775, in the 48th year of his age. A brief sketch of him is contained in 
Allen's Biographical Dictionary. 

* Farmer & Moore's Hist. Coll. ii. 29. f See Vol. ii. 350-1. 

1853.] Pedigree of the Adams Family. 43 

Ebenezer Adams 19 of Braintree, well known in his time as Captain 
Ebenezer Adams, was the tenth child of the second Joseph 18 of Brain- 
tree, as before mentioned. His wife was Anne, dau. of Peter Boylston 
of Brooklinc. He was the father of the Rev. Zabdiel Adams, 20 minis- 
ter of Lunenburg, Ms., a distinguished preacher, and the author of several 
good sermons ; and the grandfather of Z. B. Adams, 22 M. D., of Boston, an 
eminent physician, and most valued citizen. 

The children of Ebenezer and Anne (Boylston) Adams, 19 were, 1. 
Peter 20 ; 2. Anne 20 ; 3. Boylston 20 ; 4. Ebenezer, 20 before mentioned; 
5. Zabdiel, 20 minister of Lunenburgh ; 6. Micajah. 23 Of this family, 
Ebenezer, 20 m. Mehitablc Spear, 14 December, 1758, the 5th of whose 
children was Zabdiel Adams, 21 Esq., b. (just within the limits of Rox- 
bury, and near the line separating it from Boston,) 9 Dec. 1767. His 
wife was Rachel Lyon, b. 23 March, 1772, an only child ; her parents 
dying while she was an infant, she was brought up by her maternal 
grandfather, the late Jonathan Bird, of this city. The oldest child by 
this marriage was Zabdiel Boylston Adams, 22 M. D., of Boston, above 

( ! ) The following memorandum contains honorable mention of the two 
sons of Henry Adams who settled at Chelmsford, Ms. It is copied from 
a small slip of paper among the court files at East Cambridge. 

" To the honored Court assembled at Cambridge, these may inform 
that Capt. Samuell Adams, Thomas Adams, and Mr. John Webb, are 
choase Commissioners for the Court of Chelmsford for this yeare 67 
[1667 1. And John Fiske is choasen constable. Chelmsford, 19: 1: G6 7. 
[19 March, 1666-7.1 Attests JOHN BARIT." 

( 2 ) Though possible, it may not be altogether probable that the follow- 
ing deposition refers to this son of Henry Adams. 

" The deposition of John Adams, agei? about 22 yeares, concrning 
Thomas Starbuck, a boy of good man Crane's. I the said John Adams 
having ocation, and being at work at good man Crane's, about three weeks 
or a month this last spring, do to my bes4: knowledge, say, that Goodman 
Crane did not abuse his said boy ; neither for want of victuals nor with 
beating him, and further saith not. 1669." — Middlesex Court Files. 

( 3 ) This was a distinguished member of the Adams family. He car- 
ried on a large business for many years in Boston, and accumulated a 
large estate for those days. His activity in religious and political affairs, 
being of the liberal party and a staunch friend to the growth of their 
principles, caused a spirit of animosity to be extended towards him by the 
opponents of those principles. He lived at a time when the line began to 
be distinctly drawn between the friends and the enemies of arbitrary gov- 
ernment. In this fact is to be found the cause of all the libellous attacks 
of the times on the integrity of Samuel Adams, the father of the Patriot. 
While all those who first made the accusations were immediately obliged 
to retract them, yet Gov. Hutchinson, in composing the last part of his 
History, which he did in England, as is well known, had the malignity to 
repeat some of them, as though he considered them true. A thing he 
would hardly have done, had he finished his work on this side of the At- 
lantic. He had served in the General Court as a representative from Bos- 
ton with Hutchinson, and the latter allowed his political prejudices to be- 
tray himself into the indiscretion to which allusion has been made. 

An attempt was made to impeach his motives for his participation in 

44 Pedigree of the Adams Family. [Jan. 

the Land Bank affair, but there is no grounds for any such imputation, on 
examination of the facts. The following documents will serve to illustrate 
to some extent how matters stood after the death of Mr. Adams, and 
also his distinguished son's relation to them : — 

"To be sold at public Auction, at the Exchange Tavern in Boston, To- 
morrow at noon. The Dwelling House, Malt-House, and other buildings, 
with the Garden and land adjoining, and the Wharf, Dock and Flats before 
the same, being part of the estate of the late Samuel Adams, Esq., deceased, 
and is scituate near Bull- Wharf, at the lower end of Summer street in Bos- 
ton aforesaid, the said estate being taken by warrant or execution under 
the hands and seals of the Hon. Commissioners for the more speedy finish- 
ing the Land-Bank or Manufactory scheme. 

The Plan of the ground and the terms of payment may be known by 
enquiring of Stephen Greenleaj : ." 

" To Stephen Greenleaf, Esq. 
I observe your Advertisement for the sale of the Estate of Samuel Ad- 
ams, Esq., Director of the Land-Bank Company. Your predecessor, Col. 
Pollard, had the same affair in hand five years before his death ; but 
with all his known firmness of mind, he never brought the matter to any 
conclusion, and his Precept, I am told, is not returned to this Day. — The 
reason was — he, as well as myself, was advised by gentlemen of the 
law, that his proceeding was illegal and unwarrantable ; and therefore he 
very prudently declined entering so far into this affair as to subject his 
own Estate to danger. How far your determination may lead you, you 
know better than I. I would only beg leave, with freedom, to assure 
you, that I am advised and determined to prosecute to the law any person 
whomsoever who shall trespass upon that Estate ; and remain 

Your humble servant 
Boston, Aug. 16, 1758. Samuel Adams. 

News-Letter 24 Aug. 1758. 

The sale of Mr. Adams's estate, which was adjourned to Friday the 
22d. of Sept., is further adjourned, to Friday the 29th inst. : Attendance 
will be given THAT DAY at the Royal Exchange Tavern, from XII to 
I o'clock by S. Greenleaf." 

News- Letter, 21 Sept. 1758. 

The following notices of the death of Samuel Adams, Esq., would 
seem to be sufficient to put at rest the attacks upon his character made 
during his patriotic life by the tools of royalty, had those attacks been 
continued to the time of his decease, which they did not ; but, as has been 
observed, an attempt was made to revive them, beyond the reach of 

" Last week died, and was decently interred the remains of Samuel Adams, 
(Esq., a gentleman who sustained many public offices among us, and for 
some years past represented this town in the general Assembly. — He was 
one well understood and rightly pursued the civil and religious interests of 
this people — A true New England Man — An honest Patriot — Help, Lord, 
for such wise and godly men cease, and such faithful members fail from 
among the sons of New England. 

IndepH Advertiser, 14 Mar. 1748. 

" Tuesday last [8 March, 1748.] died, and on Friday was decently in- 
terred, Samuel Adams, Esq., a Gentleman who sustained many publick 

185!). | Pedigree of the Adams Family. 45 

offices among us, and for souk- years past was one of the Representatives 
for this town in the General Assembly. 

Boston Weekly Gax. or Journ. 15 March, 1718." 

Thus passed away the father of one of the most celebrated men that 
New England has produced. In the newspapers of his day considerable 
will be found concerning him, and a full and triumphant vindication of 
his character, as a man, a patriot, and a citizen. 

The following familiar letter, written by the celebrated patriot has 
never been printed, to the knowledge of the writer. It was communi- 
cated by T. Labkin Turner, M. D., and belongs to Samuel Adams 
Turner, Esq.,of South Scituate, Mass. The « Mr. William Checkley" 
to whom it was addressed, was doubtless the brother of his wife. Gov. 
Samuel Adams married Elizabeth, dau. of Rev. Samuel Checkley. It 
is she to whom he refers in the letter as " Betsey." 

" Boston, March 1(5, 17(56. Dear Sir. I received your Letter of the 
(5th Inst, with the greater satisfaction, as it brought me intelligence of 
your having taken some Resolutions which I cannot but flatter myself 
will greatly add to your future Happiness in life — Believe me my friend, 
1 wish I could perswade all the agreeable Batchelors to think so, there are 
social Joys in honest Wedlock which single life is a Btranger to—You will 
allow me to be a tolerably good Judge, having had Experience of Each 
in double Turns — You have so long been intimate with Miss Cranston, 
before you made a formal address to her, that I make no doubt your 
Choice of her is well made — I have a good opinion of the young lady, 
without the pleasure of an acquaintance with her, and it is grounded on 
the opinion 1 have long had of your judgment and integrity, without flat- 
tery I believe you would hardly have made Proposals of Marriage to any 
Lady who had not those accomplishments, which will always make a man 
of Integrity and Virtue happy — May the best of Heaven's I5N --iim^ attend 
you both — I somewhere met with a couplet which impressed my mind in 

early life 

Sun 1 i. ibo Knot Religion lies 

And Love well bounded, never dies. 

Pray present my own and Betsy's kind Respects to your fair one and be 
assured that nothing that in the least regards your welfare can be a mat- 
ter of indifference to either of us. Adieu Sam. Adams. 

March 24th. I reed, this moment, yours of 22. Should have forward- 
ed this p 1 '. post, had he not been interrupted last week — am now at the 
wedding house, Deacon Hills — vours. S. A." 

Mr. William Checkley. 

Charlestown, S. C, Aug. 17. — On Tuesday, the 13th inst., died near 
Ashley River, in the 104 year of her Age, Mrs. Elizabeth Baker. Her 
maiden name was Wilson. She was born in Wiltshire, in a town called 
Shruton, the 18 th Augt. 1G30, lived in Eng. 27 years, in Barbadoes 23 
yrs. & in Carolina 54 yrs. She had 12 child". 2 of them being alive yet, 
25 grand childn & 43 Great Grand Child 11 . & the same day she died, one 
of her great-grand-daus., the spouse of Col. Palmer^ was delivered of a 
Child.— JV. Eng. Week. Jour. 6 Dec. 1734. 

46 The Farm of David Henshaw. [Jan. 


We are informed by a friend of the deceased, that the farm on which 
the late David Henshaw resided, in Leicester, was purchased about the 
year 1717 by Mr. Minzie, then Admiralty Judge for the Colony of Mas- 
sachusetts Bay, of the four proprietors to whom the township was origi- 
nally granted by the General Court. Two of the proprietors were Daniel 
Denny, then recently of England, whose sister was the wife of Rev. 
Thomas Prince, pastor of the Old South Church in Boston, and Joshua 
Henshaw of Boston, great-grandfather of the late Hon. David Henshaw. 
Daniel Denny was the progenitor of all of the name of Denny now in 
New England. 

Judge Minzie built a fort in front of the dwelling house in the year 
1725, as a protection against the Indians, and into which the inhabitants 
were accustomed to go at night, a company of soldiers being stationed 
there. The late Mrs. Mary Sargeant of Leicester, daughter of Daniel 
Denny here spoken of, (and grandmother of Hon. David Henshaw,) who 
died about the year 1820, at the age of 95 years, often related the fact 
of her being carried, when an infant, to the fort every night, for safety. 

Judge Minzie planted an orchard of some hundred and fifty apple 
trees, a number of which still remain standing. He probably erected the 
present dwelling house, judging from the ancient style of finish of some 
of the rooms, the walls being paneled. From Judge Minzie the place 
passed to Judge Steele, who resided there several years. From Judge 
Steele the farm passed by sale into the Bowdoin family. The late Gov. 
James Bowdoin sold the place (six hundred acres) to David Henshaw, 
Esq., senior, about the year 1781. Mr. Henshaw resided upon it until 
his decease in 1808. The farm then passed into the possession of the 
late David Henshaw, who has made it his place of residence since the year 
1838. A pond of very pure water, fed by springs, covering forty acres, 
and lying near the centre of the farm, has long been known as " Hen- 
shaw Pond." The farm for the last thirty years has been known as 
'* Henshaw Place.'" " It now passes by bequest to John Henshaw of this 
city, brother of the late Hon. David Henshaw. — Boston Daily Journal, 
20 Nov. 1852. 

Robert Walker of Boston, Linnen webster aged about 72 years testifieth 
vpon oath : — That he, this deponent, about 56 years since, liueing with his 
father in the Towne of Manchester in Lancashire within the Realme of 
England, did then know one M r . Henry Seivall who liued at the same 
Towne and in y e same streete with this deponent's father, being his ouer- 
thwart neighbour, and that afterwards the said M r . Henry Sewall removed 
with his family to New England, and there dwelt in the Towne of new- 
berye, this deponent being well acquainted with him after his comeing to 
new England & frequently visited by him : when his occasions drew him 
to Boston And further this deponent [saith] that Mr. Henry Sewall now 
liueing at newbery in new England, (whom he hath knowne from his 
youth) is the only reputed sonn of the aforesaid named M r . Henry Sewall, 
sometimes of newbery, deceased : And that the deponent neuer knew or 
heard that he had any other sonn but him : 

Taken vpon oath 10 : aprill : 1679, before Symond Bradstreet Gov 1 *. 
Daniell Gookin, sen r . Assist. 

Vera Copia Attests Hilliard Verin Cler, 

1853.] Genealogical Items relating to Dover : N. II. 47 


[Communicated by Mr. Aloazo II. Quint, M. N. E. Hist. Gen. 5"oc] 
[Continued from p. 331. Vol. VI.] 

The following are families which we cannot locate. They are taken 
from Rochester Town Records. 

Ichabod Hayes had children : — Betsey, born 1771, Oct. 24 ; Margaret, 
b. 1773, March 27 ; Ichabod, b. 1775, March 8 ; Daniel, b. 1776, Dec. 
29; Hezekiah, b. 1779, Sept. 7 ; Tamson, b. 1780, Dec 6 ; Hannah, b. 
1783, Nov. 17 ; Ezekiel, b. 1786, April 4; Polly, b. 1787, Aug. 22. 

Moses Hays had children : — Hezekiah, b. 1778, Nov. 7 ; Elizabeth, 
b. 1780, Aug. 9 ; Molly, b. 1782, June 2 ; John, b. 1785, April 5 ; Ste- 
phen, b. 1788, Oct. 29. 

Haynes, Samuel, born 16C3, had lot No. 15 in 1642, west of Back 
River; was taxed, 1648; not taxed, 1662, &c. ; removed to Greenland. 
He had children, for which refer to G. C. Haynes, Esq., of East Boston, 
who is a descendant. 

Heard, John. This person seems to have dwelt in early years at 
Sturgeon-Creek, otherwise called Kittery, where he owned property. 
Tradition says he was at some part of his life a sea captain, and perhaps 
the " master" affixed to his name by Mr. Pike may have reference to this 
circumstance. He was of Dover, in 1643, apparently living on Dover 
Neck. In 1652 he had a grant of fifty acres " under the Great Hill at 
Cochecho ;" there, in after years, he made his home and built a Garrison 
House, which was so successfully defended 28 June, 1689. This Garri- 
son House stood (tradition,) on the brow of the hill where is now the 
garden of Mr. Cyrus Bangs. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Rev. 
Benjamin Hull, u a reverend minister, formerly living at Piscataqua ;" 
she was the one who came up the river the morning of the 28th June, in 
a boat with John Ham (her son-in-law,) and others, and who had the 
remarkable escape narrated in Belknap, p. 128. 

" Master Heard deceased 1 ' 17 January, 1688. — Pike. Mrs. Elizabeth 
Heard, his widow, " a grave and pious woman, even the mother of virtue 
and piety," and also mother of thirteen children, died 30 Nov. 1706. 

John Heard's will was dated 2 April, 1687 ; proved in 1692 ; it is 
found recorded in the Registry of Deeds, at Exeter, N. H. In it he gave 
property to his wife Elizabeth, — children, Benjamin, Tristram, Samuel, 
Dorcas, Nathaniel, Mary (Ham,) Abigail (Jones,) and Elizabeth (Nute,) 
and to his " prentice John Waldron," of whom we have said something 
in the Register, Vol. 5, page 205, and of whom we mean to say some- 
thing more by and by. 

The children of John 1 Heard were, (Fam. 1) : — Benjamin, 2 b. 1644; 
James; 2 William; 2 John, 2 b. 1659, and was taxed at Cocheco, 1675; 
Joseph, 2 b. 1661; Samuel, 2 b. 1663; Dorcas, 2 who was unmarried in 
1687 ; Tristram, 2 b. March 4, 1667 ; Nathaniel ; 2 Mary, 2 who married 
John Ham; Abigail, 2 who married Jenkin Jones; Elizabeth, 2 who mar- 
ried James Nute ; Experience. 2 

All of these sons, except Tristram, were dead in 1703. 

There was a Warwick Heard accidentally killed, in 1647, by Charles 
Frost, at Kittery. Whether he was a connection of John 1 we do not 

48 Genealogical Items relating to Dover, N. H. [Jan. 

Benjamin, 2 son of John, 1 born 1644, as in Fam. 1, was admitted free- 
man 21 June, 1669. He was taxed at Cocheco to 1675. It is said he 
was killed 29 August, 1723, but this statement must be erroneous ; for in 
1703, Tristram 2 represents himself as the only son of John 1 then living. — 
A Benjamin, Jr. was at Dover, 1693-4. 

James, 2 son of John, 1 as in Fam. 1, lived in Kittery. Was Ensign in 
1647. His wife's name was Shuah, who, after his death, married Rich- 
ard Otis of Dover. James had a grant of land in Kittery, 21 October, 
1668 ; also one, 31 December, 1674. James was dead in 1676 : he left 

children, (Fam. 2.) John, 3 born about 1667; mar. (1) Phebe ; (2) 

Jane Littlefield : Elizabeth, 3 who mar. Samuel Smale : Abigail, 3 who m. 
Job Clements. 

William, 2 son of John, 1 as in Fam. 1, had a wife, but left no children, 
so far as we have ascertained. " He deceased about 1675, Nov. 1." 
One half of his property went to his widow ; the other half to Edward 

Samuel, 2 son of John, 1 born 1663, as in Fam. 1, married Experience, 
daughter of Richard Otis. He was dead in 1696. The 20th July of 
that year his inventory was entered. He had a son, (Fam. 3.) John, 3 
b. 1692, who chose his uncle Tristram as his guardian, 2 July, 1706. 

Tristram, 2 son of John, 1 born 4 March, 1667, as in Fam. 1, married 

Abigail . His will was dated 18 April, 1734 ; proved 3 June, 

1734. He gave property to his wife Abigail, — to his sons Joseph, John 
and Samuel, — to his daughters Elizabeth (Knight,) Mary (Warren,) and 
Kezia (Wentworth,) — to his daughter-in-law, Jean Hayes, now wife of 
Benjamin Hayes, [formerly wife of his son Tristram, now deceased,] — to 
his grandchildren, John, Jean, Tristram and Reuben, (all children of 
Tristram,) — to his grandchildren, Mary and Nathaniel, (children of Na- 
thaniel.) — His wife and son Samuel were executors. Tristram 2 is said 
to have inherited the old Garrison House, and the premises thereunto 

The children of Tristram 2 were, (Fam. 4 :) — Joseph, 3 b. 1692, Feb. 15 ; 
Tristram, 3 b. 1695, March 26, mar. Jane Snell ; Nathaniel, 3 b. 1696-7, 
Jan. 23; John, 3 b. 1700, Jan. 1 ; Abigail, 3 b. 1702, April 15; Samuel, 3 

b. 1703-4, Feb. 28 ; Elizabeth. 3 b. 1706-7, Feb. 8, married 

Knight ; Mary, 3 b. 1709, June 10, married Warren ; Kezia, 3 b. 

1712, Dec. 1, married Spencer (?) Wentworth. 

Nathaniel, 2 son of John, 1 as in Fam. 1, had a wife, Sarah, who, after 
his death, married William Foss. There was some difficulty about the 
property of John 1 ; for, 7 March, 1703-4, Tristram, 2 " only son of John 
Heard, now living," petitions for administration on the estate of John, 
his father, " who," he says, " left no legal will ;" while " Sarah Foss, 
wife of William Foss," formerly wife of Nathaniel Heard, asserted that 
the estate of John was divided according to his will. 

For the married daughters of John Heard, see Jones, Ham, Nute. 

John, 3 son of James, 2 born about 1667, as in Fam. 2, lived in Kittery. 
His first wife was Phebe , who died 4 July, 1696. Their chil- 
dren were, (Fam. 5 :) — Dorcas, 4 b. 1690, Feb. 26, married Tucker; 

Phebe, 4 b. 1692, Jan. 15, married Stevens ; Shuah, 4 b. 1694, Jan. 

25, married 10 March, 1714-15, Nathaniel Bartlett, and had twelve chil- 
dren, (recorded in Kittery ;) James, 4 b. 1696, Jan. 21, died before 1739, 
and left Sarah and Phebe. He married (2,) Jane, daughter of Nicholas 
Cole, and " Relict Widow of Joseph Littlefield," July — 1698. Their 

1853.] Genealogical Items relating to Dover. N. 11. 49 

children were : — Jane, 4 b. 1699, June 18, married 15 Nov. l719,Ti 

train Collin, of Dover, and had nine children ; Mary, 1 b. 1700. Aug. 24, 
married Henry Baxter, 1 July, 1722; Abigail, 4 b. 1702, April 15, mar- 
ried Hubbard. 

Capt. John 8 Heard married (3,) Anna Wingit, of Dover, Dec. 1725. 

I lis will was dated 15 Jan. 1739, when he lived at " Sturgeon Creeke,' 1 
on the farm he inherited from his father James and grandfather John, and 
was "aged and weak." 1 He left property to the children of his son 
James, who was deceased, — to his daughters Dorcas (Tucker,) Shual) 
(Bartlett,) Phebe (Stevens,) Mary (Baxter,) Abigail (Hubbard,) and to 
the children of his daughter Jane (Coffin,) d< i ; — also to his grand- 

children, John Heard Bartlett, and John Heard Hubbard : his son-in-law, 
Nathan Bartlett, was Executor; his will was proved 1 Nov. 1751. 

TaiSTEAM, 3 son of Tristram,"- 2 born 26 March, 169.7, as in Pam. I, 
married Jam. SNELL ; after his death, which was between 1723 and 
1726, his widow married Benjamin Hays, bou of John Hays, the first 
Hayes emigrant, and had children. Tristram's children were, (Fam. (>,) 
John, 4 1». 1718, July20; Jane, 4 b. 1719, Nov. 12; Reuben, 4 b. 1721, 
March 9; Tristram, 1 b. 1723, Dec'r 5; all of whom were living in 1734. 

Natiianif.l,"' son of Tristram,- horn 23 Jan'y, 1696-7, as in Fam. 4, 
was dead in 1734. (There was a Nathaniel who died at Salem, 9 Feb'y, 
1730.) He had children, (Fam. 7,) Mary, 4 ; Nathaniel. 4 

The following we have not been ahle to place in their ]i<j;hl positions 
for want of positive proof. 

Jamks, had a wife Debobah. He was a "Husbandman." 28 Sep- 
tember, 1718, Mr. Jonathan Cushing baptized James and Deborah Heard 
and their children, Benjamin, Deborah, (?) and Mary. His will was 

dated ; proved 3 Jan'y, 17 1!). His son Benjamin was Executor ; 

the children mentioned in his will were, — Benjamin, Mary (wife of Wil- 
liam Twombly,) Lydia, (wife of Paul Harford,) Hannah, (wife of Thomas 
Peircc.) Children of James and Deborah wore, (Tarn. S,) Benjamin, b. 
1715, August 2; Mary, b. 1717, September — , married \\ illiam Twom- 
bly; Lydia, b. 1720, February — , married Paid Harford; Phebe, b. 
1722, December 13 ; James, b. 1725, May 6; Hannah, who mar- 
ried Thomas Peirce. 

Jamks Heabd and Mary Roberts were married 1 April, 1720. 

Samuel had a wife Elizabeth. "Samuel Heard and Elizabeth his 
wife and their children, Experience and Elizabeth, 11 were baptized 31 
July, 1720. Children were, Experience, b. 1718, August 22 ; Elizabeth, 
b. 1719-20, Jan'y 25; John, b. 1721, October 4; Samuel, b. 1723, No- 
vember 19. 

Heath, William, Representative from Dover, 1015. Was he a 
resident ? 

Hethersey, Robert, taxed 1618 : was admitted freeman at Aga- 
menticus, 22 Nov., 1652. 

Hix, Joseph, had wife Sarah, and children, Sarah, b. 22 May, 1721 ; 
John, b. 20 Oct., 1723; Mary, b 1 Jan'y, 1725. He was probably a 
resident of that part of Dover now called Madbury. 

Hill, Valentine, of Boston, 1G38 ; freeman, 1640 ; member of Anc. 
and Hon. Artillery Co. ; removed to Oyster River soon after 1643, in 
which year he was " of Boston. 11 Was Representative 1652-5 and 7 ; 
had grants of land, timber, mill privileges, &c. He died 1662. Farmer 
says he married Mary, daughter of Governor Eaton of NewHaven. Per- 

50 Genealogical Items relating to Dover, N. H. [Jan. 

haps he did. Maiy, wife of Knight, of Dover, testified somewhere 

about 1680, that Nathaniel Hill was son of her first husband Valentine 
Hill, and was born " last of March, 1659-60." Valentine's property- 
seems to have been in confusion ; his inventory was not entered until 

Nathaniel, 2 born as above, lived at O. R. 13 Sept., 1697, he 

renounced all right which he might have to the mill privileges at O. R , 
as heir to Valentine, and in the same year he with others, purchased 

John, b. 1625, had grants of land in 1652, '3, '5 and '6: was 

taxed 1649-1672 ; grand jury-man 1663 : lived at O. R. 

William, taxed 1657 ; a William at O. R., 1677. 

Samuel, a Friend, married Hannah Allin, 23, 12 mo., 1721. 

William, married Patience Drew, 21 Aug., 1729. 

Hilton, Edward and William, fishmongers, came from London, and 
became the first settlers of Dover, in 1623. 

Edward 1 was of English birth, but we can find no mention of its date. 
Nor is it known whether he brought a wife with him ; if he did he was 
more fortunate than most of the earliest settlers ; if he did not, the com- 
pany probably soon sent him one, according to agreement. His first 
wife was the mother of his children ; his second was Catharine, wife of 
James Treworthy of Kittery. 

Mr. Hilton was the first named in the list of magistrates at Dover in 
1611, but removed from Dover shortly afterward to Exeter. A large 
grant of land had been made to him by the authorities of the latter town, 
on the " 4th day of 1st week of 10th month, 1639," and he removed to 
that town previous to the year 1652, for in that year it was " Voted that 
Mr. Hilton be requested to go along with Mr. Dudley to the General 
Court to assist him.'" In 1653, another grant of about two miles square, 
comprehending the site of the whole village of South Newmarket, was 
made to him " in regard to his charges in setting up a saw mill." Here 
he is supposed to have settled, and a considerable part of this grant has 
remained to this day the property of his descendants. 

He died in the beginning of the year 1671 ; the letters of administra- 
tion were granted by Capt. Waldern, 6 March, 1671 ; his property was 
appraised at ^2204. 

The children of Edward Hilton were* Edward, 2 born 1626; Wil- 
liam, 2 born 1628, (a Captain, who died about 1690, leaving a son Rich- 
ard, who administered on his estate, and who married a daughter of his 
uncle Edward ;) Samuel, 2 (of whom we know nothing ;) Charles, 2 (of 
whom nothing further ;) Daughter, 2 (who married Christopher Palmer, 
of Hampton ;) Daughter, 2 (who married Henry Moulton.) 

Edward 2 remained at Exeter. On the 7th of January, 1660, he made 
a large purchase of Wadononamin, otherwise known as John Johnson, 
the Sagamore of Washuck, and there dwelling, who, as well for the love 
he bore to Englishmen generally and especially to Edward Hilton of 
Pascataqua, eldest son of Edward Hilton, of the same Pascataqua, Gen- 
tleman, as for divers other reasonable causes and considerations him 
thereunto moving, voluntarily gave and granted to the said Edward all 
his lands, of whatever nature, quality or kind soever, lying bounded be- 
tween the two branches of Lampreel River, called Washucke, being 
about six miles, and a neck of land * * * reserving however one 
half (if need be) of convenient planting land for and during his (the 

1853.] Genealogical Items relating to Dover, N. H. 51 

grantor's) natural life. This land is thought to lie in Newmarket, Epping 
and Lee. 

His wife was Ann Dudley, was horn 16 October, 1641 — was daughter 
of Rev. Samuel Dudley of Exeter, and grand daughter of Thomas Dud- 
ley, an early Governor of Massachusetts Bay ; her mother was Mary 
Winthrop, daughter of John Winthrop, the second Governor. Mr. Hilton 
died 28 April, 1699, his wife surviving him. 

Children were, Winthrop, 3 b. ab. 1671 ; Dudley 3 ; Joseph, 3 b. ah. 1681 ; 
Jane, 3 (who married Richard Mattoon, of Newmarket ;) Ann, 3 (who mar- 
ried Richard Hilton ;) Mary, 3 (who married Joseph Hall, of Exeter ;) 
Sobriety, 3 (who married Jonathan Hilton.) 

Col. Winthrop Hilton 3 was son of* Edward, 8 and was horn about 
1671. Was the leading military man of the Province, and had the chief 
command in one or more of the expeditions to the Eastward. In 17(^6 
he was appointed a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas; he took his 
seat on the bench on the first Tuesday of December in that year, and con- 
tinued in office until his death. A short time before his death he was ap- 
pointed a Councillor for the Province, but does not appear to have taken 
his seat at the Council board. While engaged with his men in peeling 
bark in that part of Exeter which is now Epping, on the 23 June, 1710, 
he was killed by the Indians, and was buried with the honors due to his 
rank and character, in his own field, on the western bank of the river ; 
the field is still owned by his descendants, and the brief inscription on his 
moss-covered monument is still legible. A silver headed cane, once 
owned by Col. Hilton, is now in possession of Hon. John Kelly of Exeter. 
His wife was Ann Wilson, who afterwards married Col. Jonathan Wad- 
leigh, of Exeter ; she died 8 March, 1744. 

Children were, Judith, 4 (who married William Pike ;) Ann, 4 wife of 
Ebenezcr Pierpoint, of Roxbury, Mass., and mother of Ebenezer, John, 
William, Benjamin, and Ann ;) Deborah, 4 (in. Samuel Thing ;) Eliza- 
beth, 4 (m. John Dudley ;) Bridget, 4 (m. Andrew Gilman ;) Winthrop, 4 
b. 21 Dec. 1710. 

Dudley Hilton, 3 son of Edward, 2 lived in that part of Exeter which 
is now South New Market ; married Mercy, daughter of Hon. Kins- 
ley Hall, and grand daughter of Ralph Hall, of Dover and Exeter. Dud- 
ley was with his brother, Col. Winthrop, when attacked by the Indians, 
23 June, 1710, and was never afterwards heard of by his friends. He 
was probably carried into captivity, and died ajnong the enemy. His 
children were, Elizabeth, 4 (wife of Christopher Robinson ;) Ann, 4 (wife 
of Nathaniel Ladd, Jr. ;) Mary, 4 b. 22 Oct. 1709, (who married Kinsley 

Joseph, 3 son of Edward, 2 was born about 1681, and died at the age of 
84; he married (1) Hannah, daughter of Richard Jose of Portsmouth; 
their only child was Hannah ; m. (2) widow Rebecca Adams ; their 
children were, Israel, 4 b. 10 Oct. 1717, (who went to the Southern States ;) 
Joseph 4 (was a blacksmith, and went to the Carolinas ;) Theodore, 4 (of 
New Market, who married Mary Sinclair ;) Dudley, 4 who married Sarah 

Richard, 3 son of Capt. William, 2 married Ann, daughter of Edward 2 ; 
of their children were, Richard, 4 (whose wife was Elizabeth, and who 
died before his father ;) Benjamin 4 ; Samuel 4 ; William 4 ; Edward 4 ; 
[who died in 1776, leaving a wife and five children, viz. : Josiah, 5 of 
whose children was Col. Richard, 6 of New Market; Edward, 6 whose 

52 Genealogical Items relating to Dover, N. H. [Jan. 

daughter Betsey, 7 married Winthrop Hilton ; Betsey 6 (Smart ;) Mary 6 
(Brackett ;) Love 6 (Pickering)] 

Winthrop, 4 son of Col. Winthrop, 3 born 21 Dec. 1710, lived on the 
paternal farm, was a Colonel in the militia, and died 26 Dec. 1781. He 
married Martha, daughter of Joshua Weeks, and widow of Chase Wig- 
gin ; she died 31 March, 1769. Their children were, Winthrop, b. 7 
Oct. 1737 ; Ichabod, b. 22 June, 1740 ; Ann, b. 19 July, 1745, (who mar- 
ried John Burleigh, of Newmarket, and died 26 Oct. 1769, leaving an 
only child, Martha, b. 29 Aug. 1769, who married Col. Eben Thompson 
of Portsmouth. 

Theodore, 4 son of Joseph, 3 and grandson of Edward, 2 lived in New- 
market ; he married Mary Sinclair, of Stratham ; they had children, Col. 
Joseph, 6 (of Deerrield, who died in 1826 ;) Richard, 5 (of Shapleigh ;) 
William, 5 (of Cornville ;) Nathaniel, 5 (of Portsmouth ;) Mary, 5 (who mar- 
ried John Marston, of New Market ;) Hannah. 5 (wife of Philip Davis, of 
Fayette, Me.) 

Dudley, 4 son of Joseph, 3 and grandson of Edward, 2 lived also in New 
Market. He married Sarah Taylor ; their children were, Dudley, 5 (of 
Parsonsfield, Me.;) Daniel, 6 (of New Market;) George, 6 (of New Mar- 
ket ;) Ward, 6 (of New Market ;) Nathan, 6 (of Deerfield ;) Ann, 5 (who mar- 
ried Maj. Wra. Norris, of New Market.) 

Winthrop, 5 son of Winthrop, 4 and grandson of Col. Winthrop, 3 born 27 
Oct. 1737, married, 5 Sept. 1762, Sarah, daughter of Col. Joseph Smith, of 
New Market ; he was wounded by the fall of a tree in Northwood, 11 Jan. 
1775, and died the next day, having children, Andrew, 6 b. 8 Aug. 1763 ; 
Winthrop, 6 b. 26 Sept. 1766; Sarah, 6 b. 27 Sept. 1772; Ichabod, 6 b. 23 
Nov. 1774. 

Ichabod, 5 brother of Winthrop, 6 last spoken of, b. 22 June, 1740, married 
Susanna Smith, a sister of his brother Winthrop's wife ; he died 25 March, 
1822 ; she died 9 Oct. 1794 ; their children were, Susanna, 6 born 18 March, 
1767, (married Levi Mead, of Northwood ;) Winthrop. 6 

George, 6 son of Dudley, 4 and descendant of Joseph, 3 and Edward, 2 
married Mary Wiggin of Stratham. Their only child, George Oliver, 6 
resides in South New Market ; has been a member of the New Hampshire 
House of Representatives, and was whig candidate for Senator from Dis- 
trict No. 2, the present year. 

Andrew, 6 son of Winthrop, 5 and descendant of Winthrop, 4 Col. Win- 
throp, 3 and Edward, 2 born at New Market, 8 Aug. 1763 ; he married, 25 
March, 1784, Deborah, daughter of Col. Samuel Gillman, of New Mar- 
ket ; she was born 5 March, 1767, and died 8 Feb. 1835 ; he died 18 
Jan. 1838. Children were, Clarissa, 7 b. 11 Dec. 1785, (married Samuel 
Ham ;) Deborah, 7 b. 17 May, 1788 ; Sarah, 7 b. 5 June, 1790, (married 
Samuel Langley ;) Susan, 7 b. 4 July, 1792, (married Hon. John Kelly ;) 
Ann, 7 b. 15 Nov. 1794, (married Daniel Langley ;) Eliza, 7 b. 10 June, 
1797, (married John Farnham ;) Andrew, 7 b. 14 Aug. 1799, died 1 
Oct. 1815; John, 7 of Lynn, b. 11 Feb. 1802, (married Sally Clark, 
of Lynn ;) Thomas J., 7 born 7 May, 1804, (married Elizabeth Coombs;) 
Joseph S., 7 b. 5 Jan. 1808, died 30 March, 1810 ; Mary J., 7 b. 19 Dec. 

[To he continued.) 

1853.] Diary of Noadiah Russell. 53 


[Samuel G. Drake, Esq., Editor. Arc. Albany. Dec. 1, 1852. 

Dear Sir, — I send you for publication in the Register, a copy of the fragments of 
a Diary, kept by the Rev. Noadiah Russell, while a Tutor at Harvard College. The 
original I have lately obtained from our old family papers at Glastenbury, Ct. He was 
the only son of William Russell and Sarah Davis, who emigrated from some part of 
England to New Haven Colony, was born 22 July, 1<)5'.», and, " by the great care of 
Mrs. Ellen Glover, his distinguished friend and patroness, was educated at Harvard 
College." He became Minister of the First Church at Middletown, Ct., married Ma- 
ry, dau. of Mr. Giles Hamlin of that place, and died there while in the ministry, 3 
Dec. 1713, a distinguished divine and greatly beloved by his Hock. Upon his death. 
a very pathetic, if not poetic dirge was published in Middletown, a copy of which 1 
saw not long since in the old Tole House. He had nine children, only four of whom 
married, two boys and two girls. I have the pedigree of the family. 

Very truly yours, S. V. Talcott.] 

On the 23 x day of the first month (March) I went to Boston Lecture. 
After Lecture when the sun was ahout an hour high I met with Mr. 
Tompson by the Townhouse. We walked down towards Mr S mptons 
where Mr Mather was, When and whereupon Mr Tompson's request the 
matue was concerning our abusing his son while a freshman. 

The 22 1 or 23' of the first month Mr Stoughton and Mr. Dudley wore 
chosen for agents to go to England Mr Stougton refused whereupon Mr 
Richards was chosen in his room. 

The Corporation met in the College Library between 9 and 10 of ye 
clock being Monday : About 3 of ye clock ye under graduates were 
called in ye Hall to be examined about ye abusing of ye freshmen. About 
5 of ve clock or between 4 and 5, they were called in again to hear y 
Corporation's conclusion. 

yt Webb should have what gifts were bestowed on him by the College 
taken away, and yt he should be expelled ye College, and having called 
for a Bible on which his name was written, Mr. Mather tore it off. More- 
over if he was seen in the College after 29 hours, ye resident fellows were 
to carry him before ye civil magistrates. Moreover Dannforth, Myles, 
Watson were publickly admonished for speaking irreverently before ye 

This month ye court of assistants sitting at Boston beginning today 
they divested Mr Randall of his power and constituted Mr James Russell 
of Charleston Collector of the King's customs and authorised him to sub- 
stitute what Deputies he pleased for Boston and Salem. 

26 th T 1 — It being Sabbath day, the morning was very cold At noon 
very warm At night between 4 & 5 of ye clock there was a thunder 
shower which came from the sou West wherein was a great Storm of 
hail, ye hail stones were nearly ye bigness of a bullet, they broke several 
squares of glass at Colle — for they came with a strong wind. They 
broke glass at Roxbury and at Lyn it shattered many windows, moreover 
at Lyn after sun down as it began to be darkish an honest old man Mr 
Handford went out to look for a new moon thinking the moon had 
changed when in the west he espied a strange black cloud in which after 
some space he saw a man in arms complete standing with his legs strad- 
dling and having a pike in his hands which he held across his breast — 
which sight ye man with his wife saw and many others ; After a while 
ye man vanished in whose room appeared a spacious ship seeming under 
sail though she kept the same station. They saw it they said as appa- 

54 Diary of Noadiah Russell. [Jan. 

rently as ever they saw a ship in the Harbor w'h was to their imagination 
the handsomest of ever they saw — with a lofty stem, the head to the south, 
the hull black the sails bright ; a long and resplendant streamer came 
from ye top of ye mast — this was seen for a great space both by these 
and other of ye same town. After this they went in where tarrying but 
a while and looking out again all was gone and ye sky as clear as ever. 

This news was sent in a letter to Mrs. Margaret Mitchell of Cambridge 
dated 3 l 2 d 1682 from Mr Jeremiah Shephard Minister at Lynn. 

Second month (April) 6 th . day — There was a strange report of a man 
at Braintree, Parmentier by name, who after some sickness pretended to 
strange revelations from an Angel under a pine tree viz : yat ye world 
should have very happy times ; yt Mr Terry should be President of Har- 
vard College and he himself minister in Mr Terry's room, he pretends to 
be miraculously inspired with learning, but it is to be feared he will find 
himself deluded. 

10 th . Day 2 1 Month. Mr Rogers of Ipswich was (by ye Corporation) 
chosen President. 

11 th Day 2 1 Month. I heard of a man in Connecticut College who was 
taken with a sudden shivering after which he heard a voice saying yt four 
dreadful judgments should come speedily upon the whole world viz : 
sword, famine, fire and sickness which should, without speedy reformation 
prevented, begin at New England ; and though for our sins we have cause 
to fear such judgments yet we are not to count such revelations as ora- 
cles. Kings 1. 22. 23. 

20 th 2' ul Month. The act of ye Corporation choosing Mr Rogers Presi- 
dent was approved of by the overseers and deputed Mrs Richards of 
Boston and Mr Shephard of Charleston to treat with him about the same 
At the same time the overseers ordered ye scholars to annalyze to the 
fellows. N. B. The number of Annalyzers were about 5 or 7 at the most. 

20 th 2 1 We heard that Marshall Green's eldest son (John) was taken 
by the Turks, Moreover that Mr Alexander Domite was taken. 

3 l Month 1 st day. I received a letter from Mr Henry Glover (my 
faithful Guardian) wherein he informed me yt widow Osborn was by him 
sued for forfeiting her bond as sayd payment for my accomodation and 
cost she was sentenced to pay me 4 pounds money (and court charges). 
Moreover he told me yt he had got 50 acres of land layed out for me in 
New Haven third Division. Moreover I undersiood yt New Haven was 
destitute of a minister and that Mr Alsup (by Mr Mather's advice) was to 
treat with Mr James Minot living at Maiden. Mr Bishop exercised in the 

3 1 Month 4 th day. The corporation of the college met at Boston and 
after a confession they readmitted Webb again into ye College to his 
former place and standing. 

5 th day same month. I (according to Mr James Alling's order) re- 
ceived money 4 pounds ten shilling. On the 28 of the 2 l month Mr Jon- 
athan Danforth was taken with an extreme bleeding and was a vein 

in a condition. I heard that Mr Joseph Tailor of South Hamp- 
ton on Long Island was dead who died 4 th April. 

7 th of 3 1 month. Sen 1 " (Edward) Oaks (Senr Bach) preached at Cam- 

30 th 3 l Month or thereabouts the Agents set sail for England. 

27th 31 Month. Goody Fox of Cambridge died, was buried the 2S th , 
being Sabbath Pier death was occasioned by a fall she got on the floor 
whereby she broke her thigh. 

1853.1 Diary of Noadiah Russell. 55 

I ! day 1 " Month. Sen' (Percival Green) preached at 

(J'-' 1 sam s month Good) Post was drowned drawing a pai] of water out 
of a well in ;i cellar. 

15 th 4 th month Being Tuesday about 9 o'clock at night Mr Stephen 
Sewell of Salem and Mrs Margarel Mitchell (Jr) of Cambridge were 
married together at Mrs Mitchell., house in Cambridge by Maj Gookin 

19 th 1 ■'' month I delivered to Senior Ailing 20 shillings of his money 

23 1 of 4 th delivered to Senior Ailing '20 shillings on the aforesaid ac- 

2>s ,|j of 4 th Delivered to Senior Ailing 5 shillin Wednes- 

day Mr John Danforth was ordained pastor of the Exch< \U r [Dorches- 
ter. — Ed.] ( Jhurch. 

20th f 5th Delivered Mr Ailing 12 shillings. About the 13 th or 1 I th of 
June Capt Mansfield and Mr Alsup of New Haven went to Mr Minots 
gave a negative whereupon th« y according to 

the Church order, the advice of Mr Cabbel and Mr Mather applied them- 
selves to Mr Capen ofToppfeild who desired time to consider of it. 

On the 20 th of the same June he came to Boston and informed them he 
felt no inclination to go Whereupon the aforesaid messengers applied 
themselves to Elders assembled at Boston lecture for advici ; while they 
consulted about it in came Mr Chancey of for their advice concern- 
ing his settlement for tho 1 he had a clear call from the [dace and church 
(all yt were scil :) yet lie was exceedingly averse t<> it himself and no 
inclination to accept of their call ; Whereupon the Elders unanimously 
recommended him to New Haven messengers as an answer of both his 
and their petition, they treated him about it ; he confessed he saw so 
mucli of Clod in it he durst not deny them hut would come and give them 
a visit. 

26 Ul 4 th month. At night about midnight there was an exceeding storm 
of lightning and thunder in such a continued manner as was hardly heard 
of the lightning so continuing yt ye air was almosl continually light and 
ye crack of thunder went exceedingly fast one after another like great 

22 l 4 th month There was a publique fast appoynted by the court and 
in many places (Cambridge once) was a for service 

ants who (1 religion fa m n or. 

(jtii 5th month, delivered one shilling to Mr James Ailing 3 shillings 
Will'" Sen'". 

7 th 5 th month Delivered to Mr James Ailing 10 shillings. 

10 th 5 th month At night about 10 of ye clock ye end of a candle be- 
ing carelessly thrown into my chimney with bows in it fired ye bows and 
flared out of ye top of ye chimney, ye first person yt saw it (being in a 
fright) pulled ye bow T s into ye middle of ye floore where they blazed and 
ye windows and doore being shut, immediately filled the chamber w th 
smoak and had almost fired the upper floor but ye small bows being not 
capable of holding fire long soon went out (ye schollars bringing up wa- 
ter ) only ye heat of ye fire set ye mantle tree on fire w ch being 
taken notice of was also easily extinguished but not without pulling dow T n 
a shelf and severall boards which are nailed over ye mantle. Moreover 
the funnels of ye chimnies passing out into one sheeit set ye kitchen 
chimney on fire w ch being foul burned a pretty space and great gobs of 
fire came out and ligh't upon the College but the Rooff being wetted and 
scholars standing w th water to extinguish it was easily secured. 

56 Diary of Noadiah Russell. [Jan. 

11 th 5 th month. Delivered by Mr James Alling's order 1. 10s of mon- 
ey at Mrs Dennis for Ruth Green of Cambridge 

12 th 5 th month |s delivered to Mr Ailing 

1 5 th month Deliv 1 Mr James Ailing 5 shillings 

12 th 5 th month It being Wednesday and about midnight Mr Taylor 
one of ye greatest marchants in Boston was found hang'd in a loft over 
his counting house ; it was judged he hang'd himself about 2 or 3 of ye 
clock for he was then first mist he hanged himself with his own bridle and 
in such a low place yt he was freed to kneel down to it (who as 'tis re- 
ported seldom used to kneel to prayer, for tho' he was a brave accom- 
plish gentleman as any in Boston in outward respects yet not exceeding 
ye bounds of morality seldom went to prayer in his family or at least 
made no constant course of it) it was observed he was very melancholy 
for some months before and being asked ye reason he generally attributed 
it to his great losses at sea tho' others concluded yt there was more 
troubled him than his losses. Mr Matther being informed of his condi- 
tion went to him but could have no discourse w th him about his spirituall 
condition desiring to be excused for the present he hoped y would give 
him an opportunity to do it 'tis also said he went yt day he murthered 
(himself?) severall times to Mr Matthers door and went away again 
w thout speaking to any body, he was buried in his own Tombe in Boston 
13 th 5 th at night about 11 of ye clock we see w ht man is if left to himself 
and w ht it is to trust to riches, they take themselves wings nothing but 
God in x [Christ] can be a soul satisfying object. 

20 th 5 th month Delivered to Mr James Ailing 14s which the former 
made ye aforesaid sum 41b 10s which I received of Joseph Alsup Jun r to 
keep for Mr Ailing 5th 31 (16) 82. 

20 th 5 th month There was an act passed amount the overseers yt ye 
commencement should be deferred ye space of a month tho 1 afterwards 

19 th 5 th month It is credibly reported that Mrs Saffing of Boston and 
another person scil. mr Bernard a cooper did severally attempt to murder 
themselves near the same time a woman Dorchyster skipt into a well but 
finding the water cold she bethought herself and came out. 

21 st 5 th month Maj : Richtill (a Barbadoes gentleman with 1500 lbs 
pr annum) who for his health's sake came to N : E : died at Boston, who 
was buried 22 : 5. attended with Boston 8 foot companies 

25th 5th 1 ] en t M r James Ailing (coll) 4 pounds of money The same 
day I went to Mr Nath : Olivers at Boston who gave me a broad cloath 
coat very little used a pair of breeches and a doublet 

3 1 6 th Lent to Mr James Ailing 25 shillings 

3 d 6 th Lent Mr James Ailing 3 pounds at Boston. 

16 th 6 th being Wednesday 1 was troubled with the tooth ache and could 
not sleep at night but was forct to rise severall times and about 1 or 2 of ye 
clock 1 saw a commet in ye north east haveing a great star but a small 
stream w ch I saw again about an hour after. Ye next night I sat up on 
purpose to see it again and ye next night it arose about half an hour past 
one of ye clock and as near as I could observe it was in one of the fore 
feet of the great bear ; the next day being Fryday I went to wait on 
some company to Lynspring where for company's sake drinking too much 
cold water I set myself in an ague w ch came again on Sabbath day and 

21 st 6 th at night this commet was seen in the evening in ye west though 
something to the north of the west till almost 9 of ye clock. 

1853.] Diary of Noadiah Russell. 57 

22' 6 th I lent Mr James Ailing 2 shills : money and let him have an 

English dictionary prix. 2 shillings 

21"' 6 th Mr Isaack Foster minister of ye old church at Hartford died 

22 l (i' 1 ' Mr Foster was buried 

31 ' 6 th Mr Samuel Ward of Cliarlestown died and gave 4 lb per annu 
to ye College. 

1 st 7 th Jonathan Dunston's wife died and buried 2' 7 th 

31" (J 1 ' 1 The Corporation meeting at Boston desired yt I Mould take a 
catalogue of ye books in ye College Library and to take out ye double 

4 th 7 t!l I began to pick out ye double books 

12 th 7 11 ' The Corporation met at ye College to prise ye double books 

19 th 8"' I finisht taking out ye double books on which day ye Corpo- 
ration met to prise ye rest of ye double books at which time 1 took up 
several books in ye library scil. ; Flaccii clavis scripture p"' fis Eras mi 
adagia 5s Aquinatu's opuscula 4s Cajetanus comment in Aquistratis, 
summas.& cent — Gentes 5 vols, 20 shillings Lees critica sacra 2s 
Felthams resolves 2s Bamfuts Heb: Lexicon 5s. Total 21b 4s. Item 
Piscators Analysis in N. T. and some of ye old in 10 vols 01b 15s=21bs 

4th 8th Mr Francis Foxcrafl and Mrs Elizabeth Danfortb of Cambridge 
were married by Mr. Peter Bulkley of Concord. 

4 th 8 th Mr Daniel Gookin was married 

lltb 8 th Capt Oliver of Boston died 

24th gth Doctor Rogers came to Cambridge 

22 J 8 th Deacon Stone made his relation and was taken into ye church 
at Cambridge 

25 th 8 th Mr Paysen was ordained Teacher at ye church at Rowley 

25 th 8 th Mr Rogers went to prayer in the Hall at night 

26 th 8 th He came into ye hall in ye morning to prayers before prayer 
was done at night he went to prayer and heard ye scholars read. 

27 th 8 t!l Mr Rogers went to prayer in ye morning. 

28 th 8 th Mr Cotton, Fell* gave me 5s gratis 

Begins 9 th We heard y l ye Agents arrived safe at England and had 
petitioned to his majesties for a hearing of their business 

2 l 9 th I heard yt Mr Wilson Jr had a call to N. Haven, accepted of it 
and was gon thither 

8 th 9 th I let Jn° Rcvinsen of Watertown 25d in money for one year 
for 2d pr annum 

9 th 9 h Mrs Brattle of Boston died very suddenly it being on a wedding 
day when Hanna Shepard one of her kinswomen was married to Mr Quinsy. 
Ye wedding was at her house she was well at even carrying cake out of 
one room into another swooned fell down and died 

9 th 9 th Mr Gillam's mate of his vessell was drowned going aboard 

Ide 9 th One Johnsen a Cooper at Boston was helping down w th a bar- 
rell of Cider into a cellar and his foot slipping ye Barrell beat him back- 
ward run over him and killed him 

13 th 9 th Mr Jonathan Danforth died about two hours before day 

15 th 9 th Mr Nathaniel Gookin was ordained Pastor to ye Church of 
Cambridge Deacon Johnstone (one Deacon of Sudbury) and Mr Jonas 
Clarke were ordained Ruling Elders to ye same church, ye Elders and 
Messingers were provided for at Jno Jacksons ye Gentle Weomen at Maj 


58 Diai^y of Noadiah Russell. [Jan. 

16 th 9 th Jonatba Danforth was buried 

21 st 9 th Mr Jno. Danforth of Dorchester was married to (Hetty Minot) 

21 st 9 th or thereabouts Sam 11 GofT of Cambridge was married 

23 9 th Was a publique Thanksgiving 

27 th 9 h I solemnly Resolved by the divine assistance never to 

do as I did yt day and as I had done often before and do here write my 
Resolution to be a witness against me if ever I do as I have done hereto 
fore as to this thing 39 1 m 52779 x a manifest c. 7 & c. l e 

28 th 9 th Being on Tuesday at night a snowy stormy night Mr Horton 
master of a ship was coming up to Boston but by reason of ye violence of 
ye storm and ye boysterousness of ye sea was forct to run on shore at 
Pullens Poynt where ye ship was staved to peices 3 men drowned ye rest 
got on shore on an Island but by reason of ye coldness of ye weather 
and their want of cloething 3 or 4 more of them died so that 6 or 7 lost 
their lives, after break of ye day they knew where they were and went to 
.a house y l was on the Island. 

3 d 10 11 Mr Parcivalle Green (S r B. A.) preached his first time in 
Cambridge Eodem: die Mr Nath: Gookin administered ye sacrament of 
Baptism W. R. and Baptised 6 children 

3 1 10 th (being friday) Mr Randall's wife was buried in Boston alamode 

3 l 10* The Total yt I lent Mr James Ailing was 9d 2s 

6 J 10 th Mr Edward Oakes took his joirney towards Branford w^ 1 two 
men y fc came to fetch him. Scil: Mr Frisby and Mr Stint 

5 th 10 th Govn r Crampfield came to Boston 

1 st 10 h Mr Pierpont of Roxbury dyed 

10 th 10 th Mr Nath: Gookin administered ye sacrament ye first time 

11 th 10 th Mr Pierpont was buried 

12 th 10 t,a I went to Roxbury to keep ye school for S r Green and kept 
y* week 

14 th 10' h Mr James Ailing went to Salsbury to preach 

11 Edm: Goave of Hampton in Mr Masons colony was condemned to 
dye for taking up armes against ye Govern 1 after was brought to Boston 
in order to be sent to England. 

1683 5 th 2 1 he was shipt aboard Mr Joles ye wind was fair when 
shipt aboard but turned contrary and was very stormy weather for many 

o/h 2? The wind being fair the ship set sail but ye wind turning 
about was drove back again but afterwards they went away with a fair 

1682? 1 st 12 th ("1662"?) Edward Dudley (Mr Joseph Dudleys 
son of Roxbury) dyed aged about 11 years. In his closet was found 
written with his own hand a relation of the work of ye .... on his soul 
for ye space of 2 Years (he was buryed 2 d day of ye month). 

2 1 12 Dh Mrs Hammond of Charlestown died was buried 6 th 
13. 12 I shamefully broke my former resolution 
1683 2. 2 Maj Savage of Boston was buried 
5. 2 Capt Brattle of Boston died 
9. 2 Was buried 

4. 3 Being Friday at night Elder Stone of Cambridge dyed was 

ye 6 th 'being Sabbath after evening exercises. 
10 th 3 d was a publique fast 

1853.] Diary of Noadiah Russell. 59 

9. 3 At night Doct r Garish of Charlcstown died 

18. 3 I received a letter from Maj Talcot of Hartford in behalf of Ma- 
tatuck to invite me to be their minister which I answered negatively 

22 d 3. I lent 5' in money to Mr James Ailing 

23. 3 The President with his family came to Cambridge 

27. of ye 9 th mo. 1682. I made a solemne Resolution <cs — I had 

done it — 1 and often before but I shamefully broke ye resolution 

dishonor 44d .... — .... my own soul — 

12. 6 [This page is mostly gone.] 

14. 6 Mr Rogers was installed President of ye Colledge. 

Eodm : The Gover r of New York and Deputy Govr of IVnsylvania 
took their journey towards Yorke 

10. 6 Samuell Gardner a student of ye college of 2 years standing 
prompt for learning exemplary for Piety & sobriety died at Salem of ye 
Feaver at which time many were visited with ye feaver and ague which 
was very mortall 

[Half of a page gone.] to Hartford being tuesday ye same 

week w h ye Generall court Mr Samuel Stone was buried who ye night 
before fell down ye bank at hartford River on ye Rocks & killed himself. 

30 h 8 th I went to Ipswich to see how I liked ye place when & where 
ye Feofecs (?) solemnly envited to and established me in ye work of a 

31. 8 Deacon Goodwins house was fired in Ipswich but men being 
ready at hand quenched it before it did much damage 

27. 8 Part of Boston was burnt being Saterday ye fire began about 10 
of ye clock, as was reported. 28 of ye ... . fast warehouses were burnt 
& about 8 or 10 Dwellinghouses. 30 ... . almost spoyled. 

Mr Hall of Boston dyed. 

Mr Capt Fisher of Dedham dyed 

The Agents Mr De Capt Richard from England Mi- 
Randall w th ye Kings p mation concer ye country 

Mrs Gookin the Maj Gen 11 wife died in Cambridge 

10 th 9 th I came to Ipswich to Mr Hubbards in order to teaching school 
which I began 12 th 9 th . 

12 th . 11 th I went to Cambridge to carry my Almanack to ye Press 

26. 11 My Almanack was printed 

16. 11 The Ministers in ye province of New Hampshire were Required 
to Administer ye sacrament of Baptism & ye L° rds Supper according to ye 
way of ye church of En^ 1 

5. 12 Mr Moody imprisoned for refusing 

21. 12 Joshua Pomroy & Joseph Barnard of Deerfield came in behalf 
of ye town to invite me thither to preach 

1684 12. 1 1 let ye house belonging to ye school to Jonas Gregory for 
this year for 4 pounds pr. An: 

21. 1 It was reported of Nath: Gove in Cambridge yt ye Divil appeared 
making a noise like a bird after .... him .... diabler shape ye s ' Nath: 
Gove was given to cursing his father & mother to wicked implications in 
ye year 83 in Autumn his father sent him up to ye west field about a mile 

& half to his [All the rest of the Diary, being about two 

pages, is gone, having been torn out.] 

60 Laws and Orders of Warr. [Jan. 


OF THE CAMP. [1675 ?] 

1. Let no man presume to blaspheme the holy and Blessed Trinity, 
God the father, God the Son, and God the holy Ghost, vpon payn of 
hauing his tongue bored w th a hot Iron. 

2. Unlawfull oathes and Execrations and scandalous Acts In deroga- 
tion of Gods honour shall be punished with Loss of pay. 

3. All those who wilfully absent themselues from the publick worship 
of god and prayer shall be punished at discretion. 

4. Whosoeuer shall be Conuicted to doe his Duty negligently and 
carelessly shall be punished at discretion. 

5. No man shall presume to quarrell with his superiour officers or 
strike him upon paynes of death. 

6. No man or souldier shall depart from his charge or Captain with- 
out Lysence upon payn of death. 

7. Euery priuat souldier vpon payn of Imprisonment shall keep 
silence when the Armmy is to take Lodgen or when it is marching or in 
Battalio soe as the officers may be heard and theire Comands exe- 

8. No man shall resist draw Lift or offer to draw or Lift his hand or 
weapon against his Officer upon payn of death. 

9. No man shall Resest the prouost marshall or any other officer in 
the executing of office upon payn of death. 

10. No man shall utter any words of sedition or mutiny vpon payn of 

11. They that shall heare mutanous speeches and not acquaint 
there Comanders with them shall be punished with sum greues punish- 

12. Drunkenness in an officer shall be punished with Loss of playce 
and in a priuat souldier at discretion. 

13. Rapes Rauishments unnatural a buses and Adultery shall be pun- 
ished with death. 

14. Fornacation and other desolute Lasauiousness shall be punished 
at discretion. 

15. Theft Robbery shall be punished with restitution and other wise 
at discretion. 

16. Murder shall be Expiated with the death of y e [in another hand] 

17. All soldiers Coming to theire Collours to watch or to be exer- 
siezed or to sceruice shall com compleat and fixt in Arms upon payn of 

18. If any man shall negligently Loss or sinfully play a way theire 
Armes shal be keept as pioneers or scauingers till they furnish them- 
selues with as Good Armes. 

19. None shall presume to spoile sell any amunishton Comited to 
them vpon payn of death. 

20. No Souldier shall outstay his pass without a Certificate of the 
occation under the hand of a majestrate upon payn of Losing his pay. 

From a MS. copy in the autograph of 
Edward Rawson. 

1853.] The Adventures of Capt. Lovewell. 61 


[Communicated by Mr. Frederic Kidder.] 

Amonff the various conflicts with the Indians of New England since the 
first settlement of the country, perhaps none has created a greater or 
more lasting sensation than " Capt. Lovewell's Fight 1 ' in 1725. Certainly 
no evcnl from that time to the Revolution had taken so strong a hold of 
the feelings of the people, or had so constantly been the theme of the fire- 
side, and of the soldier. It will be hard for the present generation, who 
have spent their youth in villages or cities, to realize the anxieties and 
feelings of the families who inhabited the frontier towns of our country at 
that period. 

But there is lingering among us a few aged persons who well remember 
the days of their childhood, that while the family were gathered for a 
winter evening around the ample hearths of that period, some old man 
told the story of the brave Capt. Lovewell and his Company, their suc- 
cesses and misfortunes, till it awakened such an intense interest in their 
breasts, that the listeners were almost carried back to the scene of the 
encounter, and slartcd as the winter blast swept round the house, almost 
expecting to hear the whoops of the savage, and to see the forms of Paugus 
and his warriors. They can also call to mind how they have listened to 
hear their grandmothers sing one of the rude songs of that day of which 
those heroes were the theme. 

But the battle of Bunker Hill and the succeeding events of the Revolu- 
tion, threw Capt. Lovewell and Paugus into the shade, and they arc now 
only to be learned on the pages of history. 

The earliest account of this " fight" was written and published the same 
year in which it happened, by the Rev. Mr. Thomas Symmes of Bradford,* 
and was attested to by three of the survivors. This has mainly formed 
the basis of all subsequent accounts. It was republished in Farmer & 
Moore's Historical Collections in 1822. Succeeding Historians seem to 
have been unable to add anything of importance to this account. As a 
more detailed statement has been desired, and everything on this and 
corresponding events has its value, we have been induced to make a 
thorough search in the Archives of our State, which has resulted in fur- 
nishing us with Capt. Lovewell's own report of his second campaign, in 
which he destroyed ten Indians ; and also the details of the third and 
less fortunate march, with the reports to the Governor and his action on 
the subject. It also gives us the story of the man who so cow T ardly fled at 
the beginning of the battle, that the historian of the time refused to sully 
his page with his name — from reading his account we conclude that he 
was as poor a reporter as he was a soldier. 

In the Autumn of 1724, the inhabitants of the frontier towns on Merri- 
mac River seem to have been dissatisfied with the manner of carrying on 
the war with the Indians, and wished to adopt offensive operations. Ac- 
cordingly a company was organized at Dunstable, of which John Love- 
well was Captain, Josiah Farwell Lieutenant, and Jonathan Robbins 
Ensign. These officers offered a petition to the Legislature, in which 

* There were two editions the same year (1725). It was a small tract, and ac- 
companied a Sermon by the same author. The Sermon was entitled " The Brave 
Lovewell Lamented," upon the text, 2 Sam. i. 27. — "How are the Mighty fallen, and 
he Weapons of War perished ! " — Editor. 

62 The Adventures of Capt. Lovewell. [Jan. 

they say — " That if said Company may be allowed five shillings per day 
in case they kill any enemy Indians and possesse there Scalp they will 
imploy in Indian Hunting one whole year and if they do not within that 
time kill any, they are content to be allowed nothing for their wages, 
time and trouble."* This Petition was granted, changing the terms into 
a bounty of .£100 for every scalp taken during one year. 

Capt. Lovewell was a brave and adventurous officer, and stimulated by 
this offer he immediately took the field and led his company on towards 
the dwelling place of the Pequaketts who resided within the territory now 
forming the towns of Fryeburg, Me. and Conway. N. H. The following 
Journal gives the particulars of this successful campaign. 

JOURNAL OF CAPT. JOHN LOVEWELL and eighty-seven sol- 
diers under his Command in their march in quest of ye Indian Enemy, 
by Virtue of a Commission from the Hon. Wm. Dummer, Esq., Lieuten- 
ant Governor and Commander in Chief,f &c. 

Jan. 27, 1724, Groton and Lancaster men came to Dunstable. 

28th, Haverhill and Billerica men came to Dunstable. 

29th, we mustered and came over the River. 

30th, we travelled up to Nantecuck which was five miles. 31st, we 
travelled 10 miles encamped above Cohasset. Feb'y 1st, We Travelled 
10 miles and encamped about 3 miles above Amuskeeg. 

2d, We Travelled 15 miles and encamped at Penny Cook. 

3d, We Travelled 12 miles and encamped at Contoocook. 

4th, We lay still and sent out Scouts. 

5th, We Travelled 8 miles towards Winnepeseocket, and encamped. 
6th, we Travelled 5 miles and encamped at The Lower Pond, below 
Winnepeseocket River. 

7th, one of our men being cut very bad with an axe, we sent 6 men 
home with him, and travelled 8 miles that day. 8th, We lay still by 
reason of a storm of snow. 9th, We Travelled 14 miles, &, Encamped 
at the N. W. corner of Winnepeseoket. 

10th, We Travelled 16 miles, & encamped at the North side of Cu- 
sumpe Pond. 11th, We Travelled N. & by E. from said Pond, & en- 
camped & sent out Scouts, and some of our Scouts thought they discov- 
ered smokes, & others thought they heard Guns. 12th, we lay still & 
sent out Scouts, who discovered nothing. 

13th, We lay still &, sent out scoutts, & for want of Provisions thirty 
of our men went home. 

14th, We travelled 10 miles Towards the Easterly part of the White 
Mountains, & encamped upon a Branch of Saco River ; sent out Scouts, 
and killed a Black Moose that day. 

15, We lay still & sent out Scouts. 16th, We Travelled 6 miles, & 
came upon the Tracks of Indians, & we left 16 men with our packs, & 
the rest pursued the tracks till dark that night, and staid there all night, 
and on the 17th we followed their tracks till about 8 o'clock, &, then we 
found where the Indians had lain twenty four hours before, &, we having 
no Victuals, returned again to the 16 men we had left our packs with, 
&> refreshed ourselves, &, then we all pursued the remaining part of that 
day, &, the night ensuing, 6 miles. 

* Hist. Dunstable p. 111. 

f This, and the following documents are copied from the originals in the Mass. 
Archives, unless otherwise denoted. — K. 


The Adventures of Capi. Lovewell. 



Feb. 18th, We Travelled 20 miles & Encamped al a Greal Pond upon 
Saco River. 19th, We Travelled 'J'-i miles v.V I ped al a P< 

20th, We Travelled about 5 miles & came upon a Wigwam that the 
Indians had lately gone from, & then we pursued their tracks 2 miles fur- 
ther, & discovered their smokes, and there tarried till about 2 o'clock in 
the morning, &, then came upon their Wigwams &, kill* d Ten Indian 
Men, which were all that were there, vV nol one i scaped alive. 

21st, We came (> miles. 22d, We lay still to m e if any would pursue 
&, kepi Scouts on our Back tracks. 23d, travelled 30 miles and came to 
Cochechea. k J!ili, We travelled to 
Oyster River, (> miles. 25th, lay 
Still, as our men were lame in their 

feet. 26th we marched down to Capt, 
Knights, at Newington, and 27th, 
Went on hoard a sloop to come to 
Boston, where we arrived the 9th current, Mar. 10th, 172 1. 

[The following list of names is printed as it is found in the archives. 
It has just been seen by the " Journal," that the Company under Love- 
well consisted of eighty-seven men, but this list is marked as consisting of 
but sixty -two. It is supposed that this last number were all who continued 
in the expedition till its termination, or, all who had a right to be consid- 
ered as participants in bounties accruing on account of service s. In the 
History of Dunstable is this note: — l *Tne Report of the Committee upon 
the subject of the Grant" of land, now Pembroke, X. II., "says, that the 

whole number was 88, of whom (i'2 were in the second expedition, and 26 

in the last as well as the second expedition. 91 Tims a discrepancy is 
seen in the accounts, as to the numbers of men who went out, iVe. The 
following names accompanied the " Report," which was made in 
1728.*— Editor.] 

* For the convenience of reference it has been thought advisable to print the 
names of those who followed Lovewell to Pigwacket in June, L725. It is the more 
necessary that they be here inserted^ because there is scarcely to be found a correct 
list of them any where, extant j <t. a list agreeing with that published at the time 
[1725] by the historian of the expedition before mentioned. 1 have placed a * be- 
fore the names of the slam, and a f before those who survived and returned. The 
alphabetical arrangement is adopted to facilitate examination. Mr. Symmes' 
arrangement is that of towns to which they belonged. 

Asten, Abiel, Haverhill. 

Ayer, Ebenezer, Haverhill. 

jBarron, Elias, Groton. 

Chamberlane, John, Groton. 

Davis, Eleazar, Concord. 

*Davis, Josiaii, Concord. 

*Farrah, Jacob, Concord. 

Farrah, Joseph, Concord. 

jFarwell, Josiah, Lieut., Dunstable. 

IFrye, Jonathan, Chaplain, A/tdover. 

*Fullam. Jacob, Sergeant, Weston. 

Gilson, Joseph, Groton. 

*Harwood, John, Ensign, Dunstable. 

*Jefts, John, Groton. 

* Johnson, Ichabod, Woburn. 

Johnson, Josiah, Woburn. 

Johnson, Noah, Sergeant, Dunstable. 

Jones. Josiah. Concord. 

Kies, Solomon, Bilkrica. 

Mvittridge, Jonathan. Billerica. 

Lakin, Isaac, Groton. 

Lingfield, Edward, Corporal, Nuffield. 
♦Lovewell, John, Captain, Dunstable. 

Mf.lvin, Daniel, Concord. 

Melvin, Eleazar, Concord. 

*Robbins, Jonathan, Ensign, Dunstable. 

Richardson, Thomas, Corporal, Woburn. 

Richardson, Timothy, 
*Usuer, Robert, 
Whiting, Samuel, 

* Woods, Daniel, 

* Woods, Thomas, 
Wyman, Seth, Ensign, 


Of the whole company, nine only escaped unhurt, twenty-four were wounded or 
killed ; of the latter were fifteen. They were attacked at great disadvantage, by 
double their number of Indians, and it is wonderful that even a man escaped. But 
being expert woodsmen, and covering themselves with trees, they were more than a 
match for the odds against them. — Editor. 


The Adventures of Capt. Lovewell. 


Jno White 
Sam Tarbol 
Jer Hunt 
Eben Wright 
Jos Read 
Sam Moor 
Phin Foster 
Fra Dogett 
S Hilton 
Jno Pollard 
Ben Walker 
Jos Wright 
Jno Varnum 
Robt Ford 
Ben Parker 
Sam Shattock 
Jacob Ames 
Jno Stephens 
Jos Wheelock 
Sam Sawyer 

[Record] of Persons wn ye 10 Indians were killed 

Jno Houghton 
Henry Willard 
Jacob Gates 
Joseph Whitcomb 
Sam Learnerd 
Rob Phelps 
Moses Graves 
Moses Hazzen 
Jno Levingston 
Jere Pearly 
Wm Hutchins 
Jacob Cory 
Oilver Pollard 
Sam Trull 
Ben Parker 
Wm Shalden 
Saml Fletcher 
Jno Duncan 
Jethro Ames 

Moses Chandler 
Jos Wilson 
Jona Parks 
Joshua Webster 
Saml Johnson 
Stephn Me rill 
Jacob Pearly 
John Hazzen 
Ebn Brown 
Jona Ferren 
Sam Stickney 
Joshua Hutchens 
Benony Boynton 
Ephm Farns worth 
Ruben Farnsworth 
Thos Farmer 
Rich Hall 
Neh Robinson 
Jona Parks 
Caleb Dostin 


John Sawyer 
the list of 62 when ye 10 Indians were kild 

[The next document has reference to Lovewell's third and last expedi- 
tion, which terminated in that sanguinary battle " nigh unto Pigwacket,"* 
universally known as LOVE WELL'S FIGHT. The document explains 
itself, and is appropriately introduced by the Contributor, as highly neces- 
sary to render the history of the " Fight " more complete than it has 
hitherto been without it ; and the reason for suppressing the name of the 
soldier who deserted his companions in their hour of peril no longer ex- 
isting. Yet we agree with our Contributor, that as bad off as he was for 
courage, he was quite as bad a chronicler of his valor. 

Penhallow says of this individual, ' l an unhappy instance at this time 
fell out respecting one of our men, who, when the fight began, was so 
dreadfully terrified that he ran away unto the fort, telling those who were 
there, that Capt. Lovewell was killed with most of his men ; which put 
them into so great a Consternation, that they all drew off." The fort here 
spoken of was built on their outward march, at Ossipy, for a place of re- 
treat, in the event of disaster ; in which Capt. Lovewell left a " sick man, 
the Doctor and eight more to guard him." — Editor.] 

Dunstable, May 11, 1725. To His Honor ye Governor. [Dumraer.] 

An information from Capt. Lovewell's company. At Ossapye Pond a 

man being sick we left nine ment with him We made a fort there, and 

# The famous old ballads (all that I have ever seen) composed about LovervelVs 
Fight, are printed in my Book of the Indians, Book III. Chap. IX. The two first 
verses of the second stanza of one of them is as follows : — 

" 'Twas nigh unto Pigwacket. on the eighth day of May, 
They spied a rebel Indian soon after break of day;" &c. — Editor. 

f Lovewell marched from Dunstable "about the 16th of April, 1725, with forty-six 
men under his command. When they'd travelled a little way, Tubey, an Indian fall- 
ing lame, was obliged to return, with great reluctance. When they came as far as 
Contocook, [Boscawen] one William Cummings of Dunstable was so disabled by a 
wound he'd received from the enemy some time before, that the Captain dismissed 
him, with a kinsman to accompany him. Then they travelled as far as Ossapy, and 
there one Benjamin Kidder of Nutfield [Londonderry] falling sick; the Captain made 

1853.] The Adventures of Capt. Lovewell, 65 

scut out scout • erd tracts, and then we marched towards Pigwacket. 

We heard a gun, then marched to Saweco River, discoverd more track 
then coming to Pigwacket, found where some Indians went into Canowes, 
then Marched and See one [ngen; kild him, and returning two miles ; 
tharc we ware shot upon, Capt. Lorcwell wounded, and none returned but 
I, &, ye ten men, and we and no more are yet conic to Dunstable. 

Benj r Hussell, corp. 

[With Has -count, Col. Tyn« transmitted the following explana- 


May it please yr Honour. 

Upon hearing of the newes early this morning, this Twelth Instant, and 
Benj. Ilassell gave me this account: — That on the ninth of this Instant. 
about nine or ten of the o c clock in the Morning, Capt. Lovewell Baw an 
Indian on the opposite side of Sawco pond, & then they immediately left 
their packs and wenl about two miles before they came to him ; thi 
coming within about five or six rods before they saw the Indian, and the 
Indian made the first shot at them, and wounded Capt Lovewell, & Sam 1 
Whiting, and they Immediately killed the Indian. & returning hack to 
their packs came within forty or fifty rods of them ; the Indians Waylaid 
them under the hanks of a little Brook capt LovewelTs mm being be- 
tween the brook and the Pond, it being q pjne Plain, the Indians fired! 
upon them both in the front and the rear, shouting & running towards 

Capt. Lovewell fell at the first Volue the Indians shott, and Groand ; 
this man being elost by him, and then he saw several of ('apt. LovewclPs 
men get behind trees, Upon this, seeing such a great number of Indians, 
thought it best to return to some men they had left with a sick man at a 
Fort they had made, about thirty miles back, by Osipee Pond, and he got 
to the Fort the next morning about nine of ocloek. 

Your Hon™. Most Humble Servant, 
And if your Honor thinks fitt, Elkazer Tyng. 

I will march up to the place. 

Sargent Nathl. Woods Desired me to aquaint your Honor, that he was 
left with the nine men at the fort, and upon Hassels coming to the Fort, 
the men would stay no longer; Woods both desired & commanded them 
to stay, but could not prevail with them, & then he made the best of his 
way home. 

Leut Blanchard came home last nigbt. 

[Gov. Dummer's Letter] to Col. Wentworth. 

Boston, May 13, 1725. 
Sir I have just time to inform you, that one of Capt. Lovewcll's men is 
run from him & left him engaged with the Indians at Pigwacket last 
Lordsday, & says they were overpowered by numbers, & that he saw 
Capt Lovewell fall & heard him groan, & that he himself was cut off 
from the company by the Indians passing between them. I have ordered 
out Capt. Tyng with forty men to make the best of his way to Osapye & 
Pigwacket in quest of the Enemy, & Capt White to follow him with his 
company of Volunteers, & I must pray that you will act in concert with 
us in this affair, & send from New Hampshire a party of men upon the 

a hall and tarried while they built a fortification for a place of refuge, to repair to, if 
there should be occasion. Here he left his Doctor, a Sergeant and seven other men, 
to take care o£ Kidder," &c. — Symmes' Memoir, 2-3. — Editor. 

66 T fee Advent iwcs of Capt. Lovewell. [Jan. 

same ground. For if the enemy are such strength as to defeat Lovewell, 
they will thereupon be upon our frontiers in great Numbers. 

It is of the greatest Importance that something be done vigiously, & 
expeditiously on this occasion. 

[The same to Col. Tyng.] 
To Col. Tyng. May 13th 1725. 

Sir, This morng I rec^ ye account of Indians Engaging Capt. Love- 
well at Pigwacket, I have not time to make any observations on the man- 
agement of Hassel, & the men at the Fort who have so cowardly deserted 
their commander & fellow soldiers in their Danger. — Your readiness to 
go out forthwith after the enemy is well accepted & approved of by me, 
and the Council ; accordingly I direct you to make up a body of forty 
Effective Men well armed and provided, (If you think so many necessary), 
& proceed without delay to Osapye & Pigwacket & the country there- 
about, & make careful search for the Enemy in order to kill & destroy 
such as may be found there, and at the place of the Engagement with 
Capt. Lovewell. Endeavor what you can to find the bodies of the Indians 
or English that may have been slain, and you are hereby impowered to 
draw out of Capt Willards Company twelve men to join you, & he is ac- 
cordingly ordered to detail them & send them to your rendevouz forthwith. 

If you find it necessary, you are hereby Authorized and impowed to 
Impress out of the various Towns in your Regiment, twelve or fifteen 
men for this service if you cannot enlist ye nessary number. 

Capt White* is ordered to follow you as soon as he can possibly get the 
men ready & I have written to Lieut. Gen r . Wentworth that a party may 
be sent from that Government to Pigwasket as soon as may be. 

I depend upon your acting in this matter with the utmost dilligence & 
vigour, you must take your Lt. Blanchard with you in this march — 

Take two or three sufficient Pilots (& if it be necessary) take Hassel 
who left the company — I would have you go without your full compliment 
than to make any delay. 

[To Col. Tyng.] 

Sir, This comes- by an Indian of note belonging to a Tribe of French 
Mowhawks, who, with all his Nation are well disposed to us. This man 
came down with the Commissioners from Canada, & being desirous of 
being retained, I have now sent to you give directions if he gets to you 
before you are marched, that he bee very well used, & that good care be 
taken of him. — Let him be sent to me again when he shall desire it. — 
I have This moment rec 1 yours of this day with Blanchards account of 
the action between Lovewells men & the Indians, taken from Melven, & 
though the loss of so many brave men be great, I am very much comfort- 
ed to find they behaved with so much bravery & Gallantry. I hope it 
may please God to favour [you] with an Opportunity to take a Just re- 
venge for the blood of your countrymen. 

I am yours Wm Dtjmmer 

Boston, 14 May, 1725. 

# Capt. White went to the battle ground with Col. Tyng, where they found and 
buried twelve of their countrymen ; " at a little distance from whom they found three 
Indians, among whom was Paugus, a vile and bloody wretch." — Symmes\ and Pen- 
hallow. Copt. White was not long after taken sick and died, as did also Capt. Wy- 
man ; both of whom had been engaged in scouting during the hot summer after the 
fight at Pigwacket. — Ibid. 

1853] The Adventures of Cap t Lov lid ell. 67 

Send down to me forthwith by the bearer hereof, Mr Calef, the most 
intelligent person among Lovells men returned, that I may have a perfect 
account of that action. 

The Indian seems disposed to go this march with you in company with 
Christian, and you must by all means Encourage it. 

Pray make the best search you can when you come into the Ground 
where the action happened, for the dead and wounded, that none may 
perish for want of our care. 

May it please your Honour. 

Sir, I received your orders about Eleven of the clock, d: I forthwith 
sent to Capt Willard for tw r elve of his best men, & to Robert Richardson 
[of Chelmsford ?] for fifteen of his Snow Shoe men, & to Capt. [White . ? J 
which I expect tomorrow night, so that I hope to be ready to march by 
Sabath Morning. — 1 have also sent one of Capt. Lovewell's men, the bearer 
hereof, who was in the whole Engagement, and a man who, by the ac- 
count the rest gave of him, behaved himself courageously to the last. 1 
should be very glad of this man, or some other that escaped to go with 
me for a guide, There are five wounded men come in, & Doct r Prescott 
is with them, & I hope none are dangerously wounded. Hassel says he 
is Sick, and cannot go with me. I remain your Honours 

Humble servant, 

Dunstable, May 14, 1725. Eleazer Tyng. 

To Col. Flagg. 

Sir, These arc to empower & direct you forthwith to detach or impress 
out of the Reg 1 whereof you are Lieut Coll, A Sergeant and Twelve 
effective able bodied men, well armed for his Magisteys service, for the 
Security & Reinforcement of Dunstable, until the return of Col. Tyng & 
his company. They must be posted at the Garrisons of Joseph Bloghead, 
Nath 1 . Hill, John Taylour, & John Lovewell, and three(r) Centinels in 
each Garrison, & the Sergeant in that of the four that is nearest the 
Centre — 

The Sergeant must be very careful to keep the men well upon their 
duty, so as to be a good Guard & protection to the People, & you must 
give him directions in writeing accordingly. Let this matter be effected 
with all possible dispatch. 

Boston, May 19th, 1725. 

Portsmouth May 23 1725 

Just now came Express to me from Capt Chesley who commanded the 
men I sent to " Osaby," &c. They came into Cocheco this morning. 

On Thursday they came to Osaby Pond, it raining all Tuesday, march d 
but little, but sent out several scouts all that day, in hopes of finding some 
of Capt Lovewells wounded men. On Thursday, before they came up 
with Osaby Pond, they discovered a Track of Indians, much Larger than 
theirs, and then Quickly found Lovewell's Fort Fast shut up, they soon 
got into the Fort where they found a considerable quantity of Provisions, 
and sundry other Things with a writeing on a bark, that the men that 
went out were all lost. The day our people heard several Indians and 
heard the Dogs bark ; so found they were discovered, and missing your 
men, they thought It advisable to return least they meet with the same 

I find there is great uncertainty in our meeting in the woods, and would 
propose that your commanding Officer were to us as Maj Hammond or 

6S The Adventures of Capt. Lovcwell. [Jan. 

Coll Westbrook have forthwith orders to raise one Hundred men or more 
out of your Eastern Townes, or from the millitia of your Townes. You 
have stout men in Berwick, Kittery, York, &c, and send them up imme- 
diately. I will not disband the 53 men that now came down until I hear 
from you. You may depend Sir, that they will be down on some of 
your frontier Towns very soon, and it may be both ; I will make our 
number up sixty on that march I veryly believe they will stay in hopes 
of our coming up to bury the dead, and have a considerable number 

There is fish enough and good other hunting, so that if we can make 
up an army of 200 men we may range all that country, as Pigwacket, &c. 

But this must be done with all possible dispatch, we can have no de- 
pendence on the men you sent from the Westward, whether we shall find 
them or not. I am Dr Sir 

Your most obt humble servt 
I am of the opinion J. Wentworth 

that Capt Lovewell 
wounded many of the 
Indians, and that they cant 
get them ofT. J. W. 

To Lt. Gov r . Dummer. 

[The incidents of this last great battle with the Indians in New England, 
(one of the greatest since the Narraganset Swamp fight, half a century 
before,) and what might be collected of individuals engaged in and con- 
nected with it, would make a good sized volume, surpassing in interest 
the history of any period of Indian history, excepting only the war with 
King Philip. It will not therefore be expected, that in this plan details 
will be attempted, further than they exist in these hitherto unpublished 

It may be well just to observe, that some fifty years after the Fight, 
there would occasionally be found an individual who would pass himself 
off for one of Lovewell's men, " who escaped that bloody fray." So, 
within our memory, we have heard of many who fought at Bunker Hill, 
who must have fought there, if they fought at all, long after the battle ! 
The Rev. Mr. Whitney said, when he wrote his History of Worcester 
County, that, "there was then, 1793, living in Brookfield, a Mr. Thomas 
Ainsworth, who supposed he was the last surviving soldier who was in 
the famous Lovell's fight." But it happens that there is no such name as 
Thomas Ainsworth in the hitherto published lists of Lovewell's men. 

The following brief notice of Lovewell's Fight appeared in a newspa- 
per in Boston, only about a week after it happened. Although there are 
several inaccuracies in it, they are easily detected, and there are some 
i^acts unnoticed in other accounts.] — Editor. 

Boston, May 17th, 1725. — Upon Saturday Morning the 8th Instant, 
'Capt. Lovewell & his Company, consisting of Thirty three Men, at Pig- 
wocket discovered an Indian on the side of a Pond, whom they kill'd & 
scalp'd, & having march'd about 2 miles, about 10 a Clock in the Fore- 
noon, the Indians fired upon them (from an Ambushment) both in Front 
& Rear : Whereupon the English ran in and fired upon them, & the 
Indians (who they reckoned at least double their Number) endeavor'd to 
encompass them ; The English made a regular Retreat to a Pond about 
20 Rods distance, in order to have their Rear covered, and continued the 

1853.] The Adventures of Capt. Lovewell. 69 

Fight till Night, maintaining their Ground, & driving off the Enemy, 
several of whom they saw fall, & their Bodies drawn off by their Com- 
panions ; The English fired 14 or 1G rounds, and 'tis supposed that 20 
or 30 of the Enemy were killed. Capt. Lovewell & Ensign Robins were 
mortally wounded by the Indians first shot from their Ambushments, who 
(notwithstanding supporting themselves by such Trees as they could lay 
hold on) kept firing on the Enemy, & encouraging their Companions, 
they both had their Cuns in hands, LoveicelVs being cock'd &: presented 
when he w r as past speaking. Twenty one of our Men were together at 
Night after the Indians drew off, Ten of which were wounded & 4 dan- 
gerously. 12 of the said 21 are returned to Dunstable & London-dcrry, 
& we hope 5 more to some of the Towns on Piscataqua River. The 
Loss of so Brave & Discreet an Officer as Capt. Lovewell is much 
Lamented. — Boston Gazette, 17 May, 1725. 

It is remarkable that one of ^P y // 

the most conspicuous men in the / J crf^f (j/ylJ I i i QJ7/~/s7 r ) 

battle is not named in the above ^ — >/ \ 

account. His autograph here — ' 

given is signed to a paper in the Massachusetts Archives. 

This Article will be closed with a few items extracted chiefly from 
our MS. Chronicles of the Indians. 

" On the Journals of the House of Representatives, 20 June, 1733, is 
this entry : — " A Committee made report on the lists and petitions of the 
volunteers under the late Capt. Lovewell, viz., on the petitions of Jere- 
miah Pcarley, John Bennet, and Thomas Farmer, and eight others of said 
volunteers, read and accepted. One of them to be admitted instead of 
Edward Hartwcll, who had been admitted, but was not in the service ; 
and that four more be admitted instead of Joseph Wright, Joseph Whee- 
Jock, Robert Phelps, and John Houghton, Jr., who have been admitted to 
shares in Suncook ; and as there were four more not provided for, or- 
dered, that 1200 acres of land be laid out and added to the northwesterly 
part of Suncook, and that the remaining four be added to the original 
number, making in the whole 72, all to be equal in their right or pro- 
portion of lands. Volunteers now to be admitted, are Thomas Farmer 
and Henry Colburn." 

Noah Johnson had been an old Indian fighter before he went out in 
Lovewell's last expedition. He belonged to Dunstable. In 1730 he pe- 
titioned the General Court for three pounds as a compensation " for a gun 
of his that was lost in the fight that Capt. French had with the Indians." 
The Court allowed his whole claim. He was one of those who had lands 
granted him at Suncook, at which place he was living in 1737. In that 
year he asked for " a further pension of fifteen pounds, on account of 
wounds he received in the fight with the Indians at Pigwacket," and 
there does not appear from the Journals of the General Court, that there 
was any that dissented to the full amount asked for. He died at Pem- 
broke, 13 Aug., 1798, in the 100th year of his age. For the date of his 
death we are indebted to Mr. Fox's History of Dunstable. 

Josiah Jones was of Concord. He had a pension of five pounds 
granted him by the Government, " on account of the grievous wounds he 
received" in Lovewell's Fight, to be continued three years from the 
17th March, 1735. At the expiration of this time, namely, in 1739, it 
was ordered that his pension be continued five years longer. The print- 
ed accounts contain other facts concerning them. 

70 The Adventures of Capt. Lovewell. [Jan. 

Eleazer Davis, who lived at Harvard, in the county of Worcester, in 
1738, was a survivor of Lovewell's fight, though some of the historians 
leave him among the dead at Pigvvacket. This year he had four pounds 
granted him " for his public sufferings and services, especially on account 
of the wounds and smart received at Lovewell's Fight." This pension 
was ordered to be continued to him for five years. 

Although we might add many facts concerning nearly every one en- 
gaged in Lovewell's last expedition, our limits make it necessary that 
this Article should be brought to a close. Though it is already much 
more extended than the original " Memoir" of Mr. Symmes, we shall not 
require from our readers, probably, the defence for its particularity and 
length, which he thought it necessary to append to his. " If any judge," 
he says, "I've observ'd some circumstances in this Action too minute, 
I *ve only to say, if some such persons, or their relations, had been in the 
Action, it's possible they would not have been of this opinion." — So, to 
avoid being too particular, Mr. Symmes has given us the names only of 
those engaged in the Fight, excepting incidentally three or four others. — 



March the 14: 73 : 74 [1673-4] 

We whose names are heere vnderwritten doe desire a gen 11 Towne meet- 
ing to be called the next second day being the sixteenth day of March, 
and we desire it the more because we suppose the Inhabytants are now 
most at home and vrgent ocations requires it at about eight of the clock 
in morneing. 

Thaddeas Kiddar John Hooper Thomas Dixie 

Christopher Lallemer Thomas Tenenys & a X George Bonfield & a X 

William Beale SamuellNickelson&aX Robert Bartlett 

John Brimblesom & a X Samuell Read & a X William Pitt 

ffrancis Grodler Edward Holman & a X Henry Treatt 

Benjamin Parmenter Richard Hannier & a X Vincent Stidson & a X 

John Hudson & a X Henry Russell Gabriell Holeman & a X 

Samuel Coundy Steeven Riggs & a X John Harris & a X 

John Rodes Sen 1 ". & a X Thomas White & a X Thomas Bowen & a X 

George Peeke Andrew Tucker &a X Richard Rowland & a X 

Thomas Sowden & a X Elias White Wm Neck & a X 

Nicolas Andrews & aX John Bartlet & a X Robert Hooper & a X 

Thomas Trefry 

Vera copia out of the originall on file, taken the 25 of May, 1674, p me 

Robert Lord cleric 3 . 

The first of the name of Bacon known in England was Richard, 
nephew of Ranulf, Earl of Chester, and founder of the Priory of Poa- 
cester, in Staffordshire. Among the defaulters in the Red Book in the 
Exchequer is Roger Bacon, who seems to have been brother to Philip de 
Colombieres. — Tayler^s note in Wace^s Chronicle, 243. 

1853.] Memoirs of Prince's Subscribers. 71 


[Continued from Vol. VI, page 376.] 

JENISON, (or more properly JENNISON,) Rev. WILLIAM, of Salem, 
b. at Watertown, Feb. 9, 1707 ; was the great-grandson of Robert Jennison, 
who came from England, and settled in Watertown in 1636. Robert 1 is 
supposed to be the ancestor of all the New England families of that name : 
was admitted freeman, May, 1645 ; by his wife Elizabeth, who d. Oct. 
1638, he had a dan. Elizabeth, b. April 12. 1637, who is supposed to 
have married George Read. Robert's 1 2'. wife was Grace ; by her he 
had a dau. Michal, b. Dec. 17, 1610, mar. Warren ; and a son Sam- 
uel, 2 b. 1645. Robert 1 died July 4, 1690. Samuel, 2 mar. 1666 Judith 
Macombcr ; admitted freeman Oct. 11, 1682. Children: 1. Judith, 3 b. 
Aug. 13, 1667, m. James Barnard. 2. Mary, 3 b. Jan. 23, 1669, prob. 

died before her father. 3. Rachel, 3 b. Oct. 8, 1671, mar. Barron. 

4. Samuel, 3 b. Oct. 12,1673: mar. Mary Stearns; d. Dec. 2, 1730, 
" and was buried in Watertown," as his father and grandfather were. 5. 
Mercy, 3 b. Feb. 28, 1675 : d. young. 6. Elizabeth, 3 b. 1676 : d. young. 

7. Grace, b. abt. 1677 : m. Holden. 8. William, 3 b. about 1679; 

mar. Elizabeth , lived in Sudbury : was living there in 1723. 9. 

Peter, 3 b. Oct 1, 1681 : wife Joan ; lived in Sudbury : died there 

abt. Feb. 1722-3. 10. Robert, 3 b. July 25. 1684; resided in Sutton 
1736. 11. Lydia, born May 18, 1688. Samuel 2 died Oct. 15, 1701: 
his widow Judith d. 1723. One of the daughters m. Bowman; per- 
haps Mary, second dau. 

Rev. William 4 was the son — though not the eldest son — of Samuel 3 and 
Mary (Stearns) Jennison: b. Feb. 9, 1707 : grad. H. C. 1724: ordained 
May 2, 1728, pastor of the East Church in Salem : the sermon upon the 
occasion being preached by Rev. Peter Clark (a native of Watertown) of 
the Second Church in Salem, now First in Danvers, from Rom. 1. 9. He 
married May 15, 1730, Abigail, fourth daughter of James Lin d all, Esq. 
of Salem. His flattering prospects were soon overcast. For some reason, 
now unknown, his people became disaffected towards him ; and Sept. 13, 
1736, he asked and received a dismission from his pastoral charge. He 
preached afterwards as a temporary supply in various places, as at West- 
boro' and Holden, and taught school at Worcester ; but was never again 
settled in the ministry. He died at Watertown, his native place, April 1, 
1750, aged 43. His gravestone says 45, erroneously. His wife Abigail 
afterwards resided at Danvers, and died about 1764. They had six chil- 
dren, of whom three died in infancy. The names of the other three, 
William, 5 Mary, 5 and Samuel, 5 and their descendants, will be found 
among the descendants of Abigail (Lindall) Jennison, in the Memoir of 
the Lindall Family, page of this No. J. A. V. 

LEONARD, ZEPHANIAH, of Raynham, was son of Stephen L. He 
was b. 18 March, 1704, and was m. by Rev. Samuel Danforth of Taunton 
24 April, 1724, to Hannah King, b.28 Feb. 1705, dau. of John and Alice 
(Deane) King. They d. the same day — 23 April, 1776 — he in his 63 1 
she in her 62 d year, and were buried in the same grave. The inscription 
on their monument now standing at Taunton is printed in Barber's Histor- 
ical Collections of Mass. p. 145. A very interesting notice of their 
deaths was published in a Boston paper of that time.* An account of 

* MS. Letter of J. B. H. Leonard, Esq. 

72 Memoirs of Princes Subscribers. [Jan. 

him will be found in the article on the Leonard Family, Reg. V. 414. 
The writer of that article has, since its publication, been furnished, 
through the courtesy of John B. H. Leonard, Esq. of Providence, R. I. 
and Samuel Leonard, Esq. of Philadelphia, Pa. with a copy of the fol- 
lowing paper containing information which Zephaniah Leonard, when a 
young man, obtained from Hannah (Leonard) Deane, (11 of Genealogical 
Memoir above referred to) the sister of his grandfather, in relation to the 
ancestry of the Leonard Family. It would have saved the modern gen- 
ealogist much time, and afforded him, and those interested in the result 
of his investigations, great satisfaction, had more of the great-grand- 
children of our emigrant ancestors questioned their aged relatives on the 
subject of their ancestry, and left on record the result of their investi- 

" February 2, 1732-3, Hannah Deane sister to Capt. James Leonard, 
late of Taunton deceased, gave to the subscriber the following account of 
her relations &c — 

1 st . Namely her Great Grandfather's name was Henry Leonard 
2 d . Her own Grandfather's name was Thomas Leonard 

3 4 . Her Father's name was James Leonard 

Her Grandmother's name was White 

Her Mother's name was Martin 

Her Father's brother's names were the eldest, 1 Henry Leonard 

2 William Leonard 

3 John Leonard 
4 th Philip Leonard 
5 Thomas Leonard 

The sisters were Margery 

& Sarah 
James, her Father lived and died at Taunton New England, 
Thomas was drowned at Piscataway. 
Henry went to New Jersey. 
Philip lived at Marshfield and died at Taunton. 
William &i> John never came out of England. 

Margery married Henry Samson of Ireland Leut [obscure — perhaps 
Lieut. Governor] of the City of Gallaway — [Galway ?] 
Sarah died at New Salem. 
Joan never came out of England. 

Said Hannah said her eldest Brother was Thomas Leonard, next was 
James, Joseph, Benjamin, John, Uriah. 
The Sisters were Abigail and Rebecca. 

They all had children save John who died at about twenty years old. 
Henry who removed to New Jersey, lived and married his wife at 
Lynn in New England, from thence he removed to Toppsfield, thence 
removed by way of Taunton to the Jerseys. When he was in Taunton 
he had seven likely children, namely, 

The eldest Samuel married Sarah Brooks 

Thomas married his wife in Virginia 

John married A. Almy (originally) 
The daughters, the eldest married Throgsmorton ; next Mary. 
So far Hannah Deane, originally Hannah Leonard gave me an account. 

this P r . Zephaniah Leonard. 

1853.] Memoirs of Prince's Subscribers. 73 

Copied from Original Manuscript 

Taunton March 12. 1806 by Mary B. Leonard, daughter of Samuel 
Leonard of the sixth generation of the above mentioned family." 

The above paper, though it furnishes additional particulars, controverts 
no statement of fact in the Genealogical Memoir of the Leonard family 
heretofore published by the writer of this. It renders it more improbable 
that the Taunton Leonards were from the Dacre family, yet does not 
make it less probable that they arc from an earlier offshoot of the same 
original Lernard stock. Margiret Finnes, the wife of Sampson Lennard 
by whom the Dacre title was brought into the Lennard family, had, ac- 
cording to the Peerages 8 Ch. Henry, Gregory, Thomas, Anne, Mary, 
Margaret, Elizabeth and Frances. Her son Henry, (12th Lord Dacre) 
was of a proper age to have been the Henry Leonard, great grandfather 
of Mrs. Hannah Deane ; but it does not appear that the first mentioned 
Henry had a son Thomas, his children having been Richard, (13th Lord 
Dacre) Edward, Fynes, Margaret Penelope, Philadelphia and Barbara. 

George Leonard, Esq. of St. John, N. B., son of Rev. Nathaniel L. of 
Plymouth, Mass. who visited England in the latter part of the last cen- 
tury, and while there made investigations upon this subject, appears how- 
ever to have felt quite sure that his family was descended from the 
Dacres. In a letter to his cousin Hon. George Leonard of Norton, dated 
St. John, Oct. 4, 1798, he writes — " From every thing I can collect — from 
old records in England, at the Herald's Office, and among the late Lord 
Dacre's papers, who was very attentive to me, and where I found free 
access to his Lordship's library and other parts of his houses in town and 
country, where his papers were deposited, for information ; and who was 
very anxious that some of our family inherited some of the vacant titles. 
From which I find that one of our ancestors, Henry Leonard, came to 
America about the time that the Earl of Warwick obtained a large grant 
of land near Boston, which was in 1626 ; from about which time to the 
year 1638, a great number of respectable people came over from England 
to avoid the dissentions there. Amongst those was Lord Lcith [Leigh] 
who afterwards returned, and two daughters of the Earl of Lincoln, Lady 
Susan and Lady Arabella, with their husbands, who continued in the 
country ; together with many others that were of good families and for- 
tunes. The spirit of emigration and religious enthusiasm so greatly pre- 
vailed in that day that a very considerable number of young gentlemen 
and ladies of the first connections in England left, or rather absconded 
from their parents. Among these we have reason to think Mas Henry 
Leonard, one of our grandfathers, who left England about that time, as a 
copy of a letter was found directed to him from his friend (a young gen- 
tleman) Sir Brian Jansen, whom he left in England, and who was sup- 
posed to be acquainted with his going out, who congratulates him upon 
getting away before the order of the King in Council was issued, in Feb- 
ruary 21, 1633, to prevent any further emigration to America. It's prob- 
able that, on his arrival, he ccncealed lis name some time from the 
knowledge of his friends in England. Thus far 1 have traced our grand- 
father's grandfather, and must leave you to continue the chace in the 
regular line to the present day." 

Zephaniah Leonard, whom it is the purpose of this paper to notice, had 

fourteen children by his wife Hannah, viz. I. Joshua, b. 5 Jan. 1724-5, 

d. 27 Nov. 1816, a. 91 ; m. Hannah Jacobs, who d. 21 Jan. 1833, a. 86. 

II. Mary, b. 22 Sept. 1726, d. in Boston 19 Sept. 1748, unm. III. Pru- 


74 Memoirs of Prince's Subscribers. [Jan. 

dence, b. 23 March 1729, d. 1 Jan. 1730-1. IV. Silence, b. 27 Apl. 
1731, d. 15 Oct. 1799, m. Rev. Elijah Lothrop of Hebron, Conn., who 
d. 3 Aug. 1797. V. Anna, b. 1 March 1732-3, d. at Dighton 21 Apl. 
1796, m. 24 Feb. 1763 by Rev. John Wales, to Ebenezer Stetson of 
Dighton. VI. Abigail, b. 31 Jan. 1734-5, d. 8 Nov. 1739. VII. Zeph- 
aniah b. 18 Jan. 1736-7; mar. 30 Oct. 1765 Abigail Alden of Middle- 
boro' ; she d. 25 Jan. 1845, aged nearly 101 years. VIII. Phebe, b. 10 
Nov. 1738, d. 9 Nov. 1739. IX. Prudence, b. 4. Aug. 1740, d. 12 June 
1752. X. Abigail, b. 19 May, 1742, d. 23 Oct. 1800, mar. Josiah 
Crocker. XI. Apollos, b. 3 Aug. 1744, d. 11 Nov. 1799, m. Prudence 
White. XII. Phebe, b. 16 July 1746, d. 17 June 1752. XIII. Silas, b. 
8 April 1748, d. 15 May 1752. XIV. Samuel, b. 6 Dec. 1750, d. 1807, 
m. 1st to Mary Burroughs who d. 27 Dec. 1789, in her 34th year ; mar. 
2d, 21 July 1791, by the Rev. James Manning, President R. I. College, 
to Desire, the fourth dau. of Com. Esek Hopkins of North Providence, 
R. I. She was b. 17 May 1764, and d. May, 1843. W. R. D. 

LORD, BENJAMIN of Norwich, was born at Saybrook, Ct. 1692, grad. 
at Y. College, while that institution was located at Saybrook in 1714, and 
was afterwards a tutor in the same for two years. He was ordained as a 
pastor of the First Church in Norwich Nov. 20, 1717, as a successor of 
Mr. Woodward, who was the next minister after Mr. Fitch. He continued 
his public labors almost to the time of his death, which took place March 
31, 1784, almost 67 years after his ordination. He published at different 
periods 12 sermons ; among the number was that at the election in 1752, 
and a half century discourse in 1767. During his ministry 8 religious 
societies were formed from that, of which he had originally taken the 
charge. He was a son of Benjamin, and the eldest of five brothers, all 
of whom had children. He was the grandson of William of Saybrook, 
who was the 3d son of Thomas, who came from Cambridge, Mass. to 
Hartford, and was in the division of the lands at that place in 1639. He 
married, June 14, 1720, Mrs. Anne, dau. of Rev. Edward Taylor of 
Westfield, Mass., who was one of seven sisters all of whom married 
ministers in Conn. ; and by whom he had five children ; the two young- 
est, Joseph and Ebenezer, were twins and were born Aug. 28, 1731 ; 
and were both graduates at Y. C. in 1753. He has very respectable de- 
scendants at Norwich at this time, of the fourth generation. A. W. 

PRENTICE, REV. JOHN, of Lancaster, Mass. son of Thomas (b. in 
Newton 1649) and Sarah (Stanton) Prentice, was born in Newton, Mass. 
1682, and grad. H. U. 1700. Thomas was son of Capt. Thomas Prentice, 
(the celebrated commander of a troop of horse in King Philip's war,) by his 
wife Grace, and was born in G t . Britain 1620, freeman, Camb. 1652, 
and died in Newton, his residence, July 6, 1710, in consequence of a fall 
from his horse, while returning from public worship. He came over in 
1648 or 9, with his wife and d r . Grace, 4 years old. He was a member 
of Camb. 1 st Ch. 

Rev. John Prentice m. 1st, Dec. 4, 1703, Mary, widow of his prede- 
cessor, Rev. John Gardner, who was shot by the guard, on the night of 
Oct. 26, 1704, 8B. 30, while descending from a look out, being mistaken 
for an Indian enemy. Mrs. P. died 1716 or 1717. He married, 2d, Mrs. 
Prudence, widow of Rev. Josiah Swan. She was a Forster, of Charles- 
town, and died July 10, 1765 in L. Mr. P. preached in L. 1705 to 
1707, and was ordained as the Congregational Minister there, March 29, 
1708 ; his salary was gradually increased from .£70 in 1717, to £210 

1853.] Memoirs of Prince s Subscribers. 75 

O. T. in 174G. There were 1593 baptisms, and 321 admissions to his 
Church, during his ministry. He died in 1748, Be 6G. His grave stone 
is yet standing. He had ten children. I. Mary, b. 1708, m. 17*27, Rev. 
Job Gushing, h. in Hingham 1694, II. U. 1714, ord. 1st minister, Shrews- 
bury, 1721}, and died 1760; she died 1790, re. 90, and had 6 ch». II. 
John, m. Anna Bailey, in Roxbury, 174*. III. Thomas, 1709-10, m. 
1st, Abigail Willard of Lunenburg, 17 157 ; master of the grammar school 
in L. 1729 and 1736, dismissed to Newton Ch. 1750, a Surveyor, &c , 
m. 2' 1 , in Newton, 1751, Mrs. Borodel, dau. of John, and widow of Sam 1 . 
Jackson, Esq. of N. A Thos. P. died Camb. Nov. 14, 1775, re. 67. 
IV. Stanton, 1711, Physician, Lancaster, died 1769, m. 1st, Mercy Jen- 
nison, of Watertown, Mass. 1740, who died 1756 ; m. 2d, Rebecca Ste- 
vens, of Groton, 1757, Dr. P. died in L> 1769. Mrs. P. in. 2d, Dr. Israel 
Atherton, of L. 1772. Dr. S. had 16 elm. John, Thomas, Stephen, Stan- 
ton, Daniel, William, Mercy ; and by 2» wife, Mary, Peter, Jos i ah, John, 
Samuel, Cephas, James, Otis, and Peter. V. Elizabeth, 17DJ, m. 1st. 
Dan'. Robbins of L. ; 2d, Capt. Curtis of Worcester. VI. Sarah, 1715- 
16, m. Dr. Joshua Smith, of Shrewsbury, 1742 ; had children ; his widow- 
Sarah m. Col'. Tim . Brigham, of Southboro, 1759. By Prudence, VII. 
Dorothy, 1717-18. VIII. Prudence, 1719, m. Josiah Brown, of the 
W. P. of Lancaster, II. U. 1735 or 1736 ; one of the same name having 
graduated each of those years. IX. Relief, in. Rev. John Rogers 
1750, of Boxford, settled in Leominster, 7 children. This family claim 
descent from the martyr John. X. Rebecca, 1727, m. 1749, Rev. John 
Mellcn, of Lancaster, who was b. in Hopkinton, 1722, II. U. 1764 ; 8 
children, one of whom, Prentice Mellon, was Chief Justice of Maine. Mrs. 
M. died at H mover, Mass., 1802. c. J. f. b. 

WOODBRIDGE, REV. ASHBEL, of Glastonbury, was born at Hart- 
ford, Conn., 1704 ; grad. Y. Col. 1724 ; was ordained at Glastonbury in 
1728, where he died of dysentery, 6 Aug., 1758, in his 55th year. He was 
the son of the Rev. Timothy, (by a 2d marriage with a Mrs. Howell,) 
who grad. H. C. 1675, and was ordained over the First Church in Hart- 
ford, Nov. 18, 1685. He was the grandson of the Rev. John W\ (also 
the son of a clergyman at Stanton, Wiltshire, Eng.) who was born in 
1613, came to this country in 1634, and was ordained at Andover, Mass. 
1644. He died March 17, 1695, aged 82. He had 12 children, 11 of 
whom lived to adult age. Ashbel was eminent for piety, and was one of 
seven of the name of W. who were ministers in the Colony at about 
the same time, neither of whom was either dismissed or removed 
from their place of settlement. He m. a widow in 1737, by whom he 
had nine children, two of which number died in infancy. His eldest son, 
Ashbel, then a member of Y. College, died nine days after his father, 
aged 20 years. The names of the other children were Samuel, Timothy, 
Howell, Elizabeth, Theodore and William. The last grad. Y. C. in 
1780, and studied Theology, but was never settled as a pastor. He died 
at Franklin, Conn., at the house of his Classmate, Rev. Samuel Nott,* 

# This venerable Patriarch, Rev. Samuel Nott, D. D., the last survivor of his Class, 
died at Franklin, Ct., 26 May, 1S52, in the 99ih year of his age and the 71st of his 
ministry. He was born at Say brook, Jan. 23, 1751, grad at Y. C. 17SU, and was 
ordained Pastor of the 2d Church in Norwich, usually called West Farms, now 
Franklin, March 13, 1782, which relation he sustained to the lime of his death. He 
was the son of Stephen, who was born at Saybrook 28 July, 1728 ; the grandson of 
the Rev. Abram, who was born in Springfield, Mass. 1696, and who grad. Y. C. ia 
1720 j thea became Pastor of the Church at Saybrook Town, where he died 2-1 Jan. 

76 Early Affairs of Marblehead. [Jan. 

D. D., while engaged in teaching a Class of young ladies, (a pursuit to 
which he had devoted his best years,) March 27, 1836, aged 82 years. 
He was the father of Wm. Channing W., the geographer, who died in 
Boston in 1845, at the age of 50. He has a grandson, Wm. Reed 
W., who is now a member of Y. College. a. w. 


At a meeting of the comoners of Marblehead, January 13th, 1673 : — It 
is mutually agreed that Nathaniel Walton Erasmus James, James Den- 
nis shall be heerby impowered & ap oynted to call all the Inhabitants that 
keepe any cattell upon the comon to account for what cattell they keepe 
on the s l comon & where They finde any that doe or haue broken our 
orders for the preserving of our right in the comons the three men above 
named are heearby apoynted & impowered in the name &, behalfe of the 
comoners to demand of them all such monyes or dues as shall appeare to 
them to be due for the breach of the comoners order and in case of refu- 
sall we doe giue them full power to comence sute or sutes action or actions 
&> to prsent them & all of them to efect from court to court vntill the case 
or casses be ended, and allso to agree with them or any of them vpon 
reasonable tearmes, &, we doe hereby bind our selues heires or assignes 
to defend them they thus acting according to there order &> doe agree 
with the aboue s* men to sattisefie them for what just costs and charges 
they shall be att they giveing to their Imployer a iust account of wat the 
doe or shall be done by them in this there power, further we giue the 
men above named power to make vse of & imploy an atturnye or attur- 
nyes if they shall seemeet it is to be vnderstood that this there power for 
the yeare 1673. 

Moses Mauerick William Woods Thomas Bowen 

Samuel Ward Nicolas Marrit John Northy 

John Peach Sen r Elias Henly Widdow Barton 

Richard Rowland Thomas Smace Elnor Stacie 

Robert Knight Wm Baxter Thomas Rose 

John Peach Lott Counett Joseph Dolivar 

Richard Norman Wm Neck Henry Stacie 

John Waldron John Devorir Sen Margret Bennet 

John Codner Wry Peate James Watts 

Thomas Pitman John Gatchell Sen Rich: Downing 

Marks Pitman John Legg Rich: Plead 

vera copeia taken the 25 of May 1674 
p me Robert Lord 

Died at Tunbridge, in England, on the 9ih of June last, Francis Waldo, Esq., late 
collector of His Maj 8 . Customs at Falmouth, Casco Bay, and several times a member 
of the Genl. Assembly of Mas. Bay. — Mas. Spy, 16 Sept. 1784. 

Last Thursday evening, Mr. Joseph Waldo was mai d lo Miss Martha Jones, eldest 
dau. of John Jones, Esq., of this town [Boston] merchant. A young lady with a 
handsome fortune, &c. — Boston Evening Post, 15 Mar. 1762. 

1756. He was a great-grandson of Wm. Nott, a native of England, who came to 
America and settled in Springfield, and who is supposed to be the emigrant ancestor 
of those of that name in this country. He m. Lucretia Taylor, by whom he had eight 
children, only two of whom survive him. He has published several Sermons, an ong 
the number was his Half Century in 1832, and his 60lh Anniversary in 1842. His 
unpublished writings are voluminous. a. w. 


Materials for the History of Ipswich. 



Name. — Concerning the origin of the name Ipswich, antiquaries are 
not agreed. Dr. John Tolland, a man of note about one hundred and 
fifty years ago, left an account of ancient Ipswich, in the County of Suf- 
folk, England, in which he says, but on what authority we do not remem- 
ber, not having his work now at hand, that it received its name from a 
Saxon Queen, whose name was Eba, her residence or wych, which 
signified place or home ; hence Eba's wych, or Eba's iio:.ik.* This 
being admitted, the transition from Ebaswych to Yppyswych, Ipswich is 
simple and easy. But Camden, who was no doubt the best judge of 
the origin of English names of any before, and for a long time after him, 
says ** it was formerly called Gippewich" (the Saxon of which Bishop 
Gibson gives, but for which we have no types ;) " a little city," he adds, 
"and of a low situation ; but fit is] as it were the eye of this County. 
It has a pretty commodious harbor, has been fortified with a ditch and 
rampire, has a great trade, and is very populous." This description is 
the more interesting, as it answers to the time that it was known to the 
fathers of our Ipswich. Old Ipswich, like most towns and cities in 
England, cannot tell us when its foundation w r as laid, and probably the 
first authentic record concerning it is, that of its devastation by the Danes, 
in the year 991. — It is 09 miles N. E. of London, in the Hundred of 

The following list of names is from an ancient MS., apparently written 
about the time of the date upon it. It has never been printed or referred 
to, so far as the writer is aware. It is hardly necessary to state that we 
have made a faithful copy, or endeavored to do so. The original being 
in a very fine hand, and some abbreviations used, it was a difficult task 
to make the copy. — Editor. 

Feb 17 18 1678 a List of y c Names of those 
Comonage accordino; to Law and orde 
Majo r Gen x Denison Nath 1 Jacobs 

M r Jona tn Wade 
Cap 1 Jn° Appleton 
Maj r Sam 1 Appleton 
M' Ricd 1 Hubbard 
M r Cobbet 
Mr WiUia Hubbard 
M r Jn° Rogers 
Nath 1 Tredwell 
Thorn Boarman 
Sam 1 Bishop 
School house 
Ens. Tho Burnum 
Nath 1 Wells 
M r Willia Cogswel 
Benj procter 
Joseph Giddings 

M r Saltonstals Farme 

M T Winthrops Farme 

M r Nortons Farme 

M r Epps 

M r Willia Symonds 

Eld r payne 

Symo Tutle 

Rich' 1 Shatswel 

Rob* Day 

Sam 1 Hart 

M c Brownes Farme 

Jn° Kimbal 

M r W m Norton 

Jn° Grow 

Edw Deer 

Tho. Louell 

psons y* haue right of 
r of this Town. 
Nat pipers house 
M r Wilson 
Jn° Baker 
Benj Numa 
M r Fran Wainwright 
Deacon Goodhue 
Serj* perk ins 
Jn° Numarsh 
Rich' 1 Smith 
Q r m r perk ins 
Robert peirce 
Deaco knowlton 
Ezek 1 Rogers house 
Renold Foster sen r 
Daniel Warner sen r 
Ensigne French 
Edward Lumas 

# These facts are judiciously noticed in the elaborate History of New Ipswich, 
published the last year. 


Materials for the History of Ipswich. 


Cap* Jn° Whipple 
Capt Whippls Forme 
Corpr 1 Whipple 
Anthony pottar 
Robert kinsman 
Jn° Lee to Webstar 
Jn° Deine Sen r 
M r Enter sons Far me 
Henry Bennet 
Symo Wood 
Jn° Browne Farmer 
James Fuller 
Ephra Fellows 
Haffilds Farme 
Rob 1 Cross sen r 
Jn° Burnu sen r 
M r Jn° Cogswel 
Corpl Jn° Andrews 
Willia Story sen r 
Haniell Bosworth 
Thomas Smith sen r 
Caleb Kimball 
Widow Quilter 
Symo Chapman for Jn° 

Jn° Bruer sen r 
Jn° Denison sen r 
Robt Whitma 
Walter Roper 
Sam 1 Smith 
Sam 1 Chapman 
Rob 1 Lord jnarslial 
Andrew peeters 
Robt Collins 
Jn° Caldwell 
Tho. Lull 
Joseph Browne 
James White 
Jn° Browne Drum r 
Rob 1 Lord sen 1 " 
Jn° Edwards 
Jn° Harris 
Jn° Gaines 
Giles Burlcfs house 
Widow Jordan 
Thorn 8 Harris 
M r Chute 
Obediah Wood 
Jn° Kindrick 
M r Jn° Wainwright 
Sam 1 Tailor 
W m Hodskin 
The House at Towne 

Rober 1 Coburn 

Rob 1 Dutch sen r 
Jn° Annable 
M r Hodges house 
Jacob Foster 
Starkiveather for Ap- 

Sam 1 Graues 
Jn° pottars house 
Jn° pindar 
Hopkin Daues 
Jn° Spark 
Jn° Choat 
M r Bary for Sam 1 

Brier for mr Wade 
Bowls for Tho. Metcalf 
Edmund Bridges 
Manning fot Capt Ap>- 

W T idow Quilter scn r 
Symo Stace 
Jn° Day 
Tho French for Symo 

Joseph Whipple 
Jn° Safford 
Serjt Belcher 
Sam 1 youngloue sen r 
Tilt on for io m Aueril 
Sam 1 Aires sen r 
Nath 1 Rust 
Wardell for Ezck 1 

Widow Reading 
Sam 1 Hunt sen r 
Isaiah Wood for Moors 

Vsual Wardel 
Dan 1 Houy Jun r 
Ring for m r Sam 1 Rogers 
Benedick pulsipher 
Nat Emerson house at 

Isaiah Wood 
Abra Fitts 
Rich' 1 Lee 
Downing for Brabrooks 

Goodma Scotts house 
Thorn 8 Stacy 
M r Cogswel mr Quarls 

Willia Goodhue Jun r 
Som 1 Ingels 

Thorns Low Jun r 
For Mat hew Whippls 

Dan 1 Rindg his Farme 
Jn° Gilbert 
Abra Foster 
Isaack Foster 
Henry Batchelors Farme 
Reinald Foster Jun r 
Thomas Yarney 
Bishop for Durgcs house 
Jn° Jewct 

Q r m r pcrkins Farme 
Nicholas Woodbcrry^s 

Daniel Denison 
Joseph Goodhue 
Edward Brag 
Thorn 8 Dennis 
Crpl Clark 

Sam 1 Youngloue Jun r 
Henry Osburne 
Phillep Fowler 
Willia Howard 
Isaack Fellows for Sal- 

M r Hsnchmans Farme 
Jn° Leighton 
Jn° pengry 
EdvVd Nealand 
James How Jun r 
Widow Metcalf 
Thorn 8 Metcalf 
Roger Darly 
Edw rd Brags Farme 
Jn° Low (?) 
Rob 1 Colburne sen r 
Nat Adams 
Sam 1 pod 

Elder paines Farme 
Joseph Safford 
Jn° Kimbals Farme 
Nicholas Wallis 
W m Howlet 
Timothy pearly 
James How sen r 
Perry for Nichoi Wallis 
Jeremiah Jewet 
Mr Hamonds Farme 
Moses Brad street 
Twiford West 
M r Sam 1 Rogers 
Major Genr ls Farme 
Georg Hadly 

1853.] Materials for the History of Ipswich. 70 

Jn° Adams M r Symonds for Killc- Thorn" Burnum Jun r 

Deaco pengry cross Ross' house Jno Dane scn r if was 

Q r m r perkins Isleand One for Jn" Hassels Jn° Numarsh 

Nat. Rogers uf Huncin house Henry Bennett for Philp 

Hues Corp 1 Andrews for Calls 

Sam 1 Ingots for Bishops Auerys hill Kitlecriss Ross for y 

The house m r Shcrrain Edm d Herd if was lien- house yt- was Symo 

tires in ry Arrhers St aces 

Jn° Dane Jun r Aaro pengry sen 1 " Dan 1 Houv scn r 

Jn° Numarsh for liar- Joseph Fettars for Jn" Serg* Thorn" A\'ait 

dy house Aires Tho Clark Tailor for 

Jn" Numa Jun r Jno Giddings W m Knowltons house 

Web, Abbat Thorn 8 Giddings jnirchast of Brahrook* 
Copia Vara 
as on Record 
p Dan 1 Rogers. 

[Copied and communicated by C. W. Smith, Esq., of Nashville, Ten.] 

u Who can find a virtuous Woman ? for her price is far above rubies. " 
Eunice, second daughter of Capt. Jeremiah and Mrs. Lois Kimball, and 
for more than 32 years the beloved wife of Nathaniel Lord, Jr., was born 
1788, August 8 th ; married, 1804, December 20 th ; a member of the 
South Church nearly 38 years. After suffering, with Christian patience 
and resignation, a distressing disease, she slept in Jesus, on the morning 
of his day, 1837, April 9 th , aged nearly 59 years. " Her children rise 
up and call her blessed, her husband also, and he praiseth her." 

In memory of Deacon Nathaniel Kimball, of the South Church, died 

June 3 l , 1819, aged 86; also, Mrs. Elisabeth Kimball, his consort, died 

Oct. 28, 1819, aged 83. 

In faithful love full threescore yenrs they passed 

True friends to all, respected to the last. 

In hope they parted, soon to meet again, 

Clothed with white robes : released from every pain. 

In memory of Ammi R. Smith, Esq., who died Jan. 28 th , 1836, aged 
71 years. In every relation in Life, Just, Honorable, and Affectionate. 
His highest praise, a Christian. Affection will cherish his memory. 

Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Sarah Smith, wife of Ammi R. Smith, 
who died April 23 l , 1849, aged 76 years. A devoted Wife, an affection- 
ate Mother, a humble Christian. 

Here lyeth buried y body of Mrs. Mary Farley, wife of Mr. Michael 
Farley, who died y 21 st October, 1712, aged 38 years. 

As you are 
Soe ware we, 
As we are 
Soe you shall be. 

Here lyes what was mortal of John Ropper, who died Nouember J 27, 
1709, in y 60t" year of his age. 

* The whole number marked on original manuscript — 223. 

80 Origin of an Old Custom. [Jan. 

Here sleeps, with an infant daughter, Mrs. Lucy Farley, the amiable 
consort of Mr. Jabez Farley, and daughter of the late Rev. Nathaniel 
Rogers, who departed this life, July 24, A. D. 1788, aged 29. 

As vernal storms both tree and fruit destroy, 
Sd Death ihee, Lucy, and thy budding joy ! 
Farewell — for thee each feeling heart shall mourn, 
And oft to mind, thy friendly soul return. 

Beneath this cold clod, lies the mortal part of Mis. Sarah Smith, the 

amiable consort of Capt. Ammi Smith, who departed this life Aug. 18 th , 

1797, aged 31 years. 

Farewell, surviving friends, 
My sun went down at noon ! 
Prepare yourselves for Death, 
For you must follow soon. 


In the Magna Brittania, Vol. V, page 10, reference is made to the 
History of Staffordshire, by Dr. Plot, who, in that work, relates an unu- 
sual, but very good Custom of distributing annually a certain Dole of one 
Penny and no more, upon Twelfth Eve, to all Persons then residing in 
the Town or Borough of Walshall, in Staffordshire, and in all the Vil- 
lages and Hamlets belonging thereunto, (numbering ten,) which they 
call the Foreign ; and not only to the Inhabitants, but all Strangers then 
sojourning there. This Benevolence is called Moseley's-Dole, because it 
was given by one Thomas Moseley, an Inhabitant of this Town, who hear- 
ing a Child cry for Bread, as he was walking the Streets on the Eve of 
the Epiphany, was so concerned, that he vowed, none should want Bread 
upon that Day again for ever, in that Town, or the Liberties thereof, and 
thereupon immediately settled his Manor of Bascot in Warwickshire 
upon the Corporation for the Maintenance of that Dole. This is the Ac- 
count Tradition gives of it, but the Truth of it is, That it was settled by 
Feoffment, 30 Hen. 6, for the Maintenance, in part, of an Obit* for his 
own and Wife Margaret's Souls, to be celebrated in the Parish Church 
here, and Abbey of Hales Owen. Since the Dissolution, this Corporation 
converted their Share into this Dole. Printed, 1730. 

South-Kingston, May 10th, 1762. On the 8th inst died here Mrs. 
Elizabeth Babcock, widow and relict of Mr. George Babcock, late of said 
town, in the 91st year of her age. She has left 8 children, 61 grand 
children, and 76 great-grand children ; in all 145, which whole num- 
ber lives in this colony, except one grand-daughter and her childn. 
She has also left 4 sisters, one of which is older than herself. — Boston 
Evening Post, 24 May, 1762. 

* " The anniversary of any person's death is called the obit ; and to observe such 
day with prayers and alms, or other commemoration, was the keeping of the obit. 
In religious houses they had a register, wherein they entered the obits ot obitual days 
of their founders and benefactors ; which was thence termed the obituary. The tenure of 
obt or chantry lands is taken awiy and extinct by 1 Edw. VI, c. 14, and 15 Car. II, 
c. 9." — Encyclopedia. 

1853.] First Settlers of Chatham, Mass. 81 


[Communicated by David Hamblen, Esq., Memb. N. E. H. Gen. Soc.] 

Huge Adams arid wife Susannah. Children, Elizabeth Adams, b. May 
5th, 1713. 

Joseph Atwood and wife Deborah. Children, Bethia Atwood, b. Feb- 
ruary 3d, 1743-4. 

Joshua Atkins and wife Sarah. Children, Desire, b. Mar. 10, 1734-5 : 
John, b. Mar. 7, 173G-7 ; Susan, b. Mar. 6, 1738-1) ; Sarah, b. June 28, 

August 1st, 1734, Joshua Atkins m. Sarah Sears. 

August 25, 1747, Benjamin Bers m. Anna Nickerson. 

May 31, 1733, Benjamin Barce m. Elizabeth Godfree. 

June 19, 1733, Shubal Baker m. Lidia Stuard. 

Lancelot Clark and wife Mary. Children, Mary Clark, b. February 
10th, 1729-30, Tuesday, 8 o'clock, A. M. ; Elizabeth, b. May 10, 1731*. 
Saturday, 6 o'clock, A. M. 

Jonathan Crovvcll and wife Ann. Children, Samuel Crowell, b. Mar. 
16th, 1742-3. 

July 13th, 1738. Jonathan Crowell of Yarmouth, m. Anna Nickerson 
of Chatham. 

Paul Crowel and wife Rebeckah. Children, Rebcckah, b. Oct. 18th. 
1742 ; Paul, b. March 18th, 1744-5. 

Sept. 23th, 1748, Stephen Cally of Plymouth, m. Catrine Ilaingam of 

Joseph Covel and wife Lidia. Children, Lidia Covel, b. July 12, 1701. 

John Covil and wife Thankful. Children, Elizabeth, b. July 9, K722. 

Jonathan Covil and wife Anne. Children, Samuel, b. Mar.. 16th. 

14 (2) 1727, Nathaniel Covil, m. Kezeia Tucker. 

Joseph Collins and wife Abigale. Children, Ruth, b. Octo. 21, 1739 : 
Joseph, b. Nov. 5, 1741 ; Benaniah, b. Octo. 29, 1743 ; Stephen, b. Octo. 
31, 1745. 

Solomon Collins and wife Eunis. Children, Hannah, b. June 5th. 
1728; Ruben, b. June 10th, 1730; Enoch, b. Dec. 2, 1731 ; Asuba, b^ 
June 10, 1733; Cyzranas, b. June 26, 1735; Solomon, b.. March 23. 
1737-8 ; Eunis, b. June 23, 1742. 

William Cahoon and wife Sarah. Children, Marcy, b. May 7, 1717 : 
Sarah, b. Mar. 4, 1719-20 ; Jeams, b. May 8, 1721. ' 
/Thomas Done, Jr. and wife Sarah. Children, Nehemiah Done, b. 
Feby. 15, 1730. 

Joseph Done and wife Dorkes. Children, Dorkcs, b. Nov. 2d, 1741 : 
Joseph, b. Feby. 10, 1744 ; Hannah, b. Octo. 29, 1745 ; Ruth, b. Mar! 
25, 1748. 

Sept. 30, 1725, Joseph Done, Jr. of Eastham, m. Deborah Paddock, of 

Lieut. William Eldredge, d. Chatham, Apr. 27, 1749. 

Sept. 26, 1728, John Eldredge of Chatham, m. Ruhannah Done of 

Jehosaphat Eldredge and wife Elizabeth. Children, Edward, b. July 
17, 1702. 

Aug. 23, 1738, Benjamin Godfree m. Elizabeth Hopkins, both of Chat- 

82 First Settlers of Chatham, Mass. [Jan. 

ham. July 7, 1748, Josiah God free m. Eunis Godfree, both of Chatham. 
June 7, 1733, Thomas Godfree m. Bethiah Eldredge. Nov. 1, 1733, 
Goarg Godfree m. Marcy Knowles. 

Sept. 2d, 1725, Jonathan Godfree of Harwich, m. Marsey Niekerson of 

Nov. 10, 172G, Charles Galop, m. Desire Eldredgo, both of Chatham. 

Jonathan Godfree, Jr. and wife Marcy. Children, Rebeckar, b. Mar. 
6th, 1726-7. 

July 25, 1734, Hinks Gross m. Abigail Crowell. 

Mezeiah Harding and wife Bethiah. Children, Salnones, b. May 18, 
1723; Joseph, b. Feby. 21, 1725; Seth, b. Jany. 16, 1727; Desire, b. 
Apr. 24, 1729 ; Bethiah, b. Mar. 22, 1731 ; Grace, b. Mar. 30, 1733 ; 
Samuel, b. Mar. 29, 1736 ; Thomas, b. April 29, 1738 ; Prince, b. July 
20, 1740. 

Sept. 17, 1747, Joseph Harding m. Hannah Howes. 

Jany. 23, 1728-9, Theodor Harding of Eastham, m. Sarah Hamilton 
of Chatham. 

Aug. 23, 1738, Seth Harmond of Dartmouth, m. Elizabeth Lumbart 
of Chatham. 

Elisha Hopkins and wife Experience.^) Children, Mearv, b. March 

Aug. 4, 1747, Ebnezer Herd m. Elizabeth Wesen. 

Feb. 2, 1726, Joseph Howes m. Priscilla Harding. 

Thomas Howes and wife Rebeckah. Children, David, b. May 9, 
1736 ; Thomas, b. Octo. 31, 1738 ; Richard, b. April 14, 1742. 

Dec. 22, 1748, Edman Hall of Yarmouth, m. Hepporah Young of 

Daniel Hamilton and wife Abigal. Children, Malitiah, b. Oct. 20. 

1730 ; Elener, b. Dec. 29, 1733; Elifelet, b. Jany. 10, 1735-6 ; Sam- 
uel, b. March 29, 1738. 

Samuel Hamilton and wife Bethiah. Children, Mary, b. March 4, 
1728 ; Sarah, b. April 7, 1730 ; Michall, b. April 30, 1732 ; Mehetable, 
b. Dec. 5, 1735. 

Thomas Hamilton and wife Rebeckah. Children, Rebeckah, b. Nov. 
21,1720; Nathaniel, b. Aug. 23, 1722; Grace, b. July 24, 1724; 
Lidia, b. April 24, 1726 ; Jane, b. April 19, 1728 ; Zerviah, b. April 27, 

1731 ; Delilah, b. Sept. 24, 1739. 

25 (3) 1727, Samuel Hamilton m. Bethia Stuart. 

Solomon Kendrick and wife Elizabeth. Children, Elizabeth, b. Aug. 
29, 1736. 

Sept. 24, 1729, Nathan Kence m. Marcy Smith, both of Chatham. 

Richard Knowles and wife Martha. Children, Martha, b. Jany. 28, 
1713-14; Richard, b. March 26, 1715; Mercy, b. Aug. 9, 1717 ; 
James, b. Nov. 11,1719; Cornelius, b. April 10, 1722; Rebakah, b.' 
March 2, 1723-4. 

Caleb Lumbert and wife Elizabeth. Children, Mary, b. June 4, 1705 ; 
Diliverance, b. April 4, 1710 ; Elizabeth, b. April 1, 1714; Caleb, b. 
Sept. 20, 1717 ; Edward, b. March 11, 1721-2. 

April 2, 1724, Israel Mayo of Eastham, m. Marsey Rider of Yarmouth. 

William Mitchel and wife Sarah. Children, Jeams, b. Nov. 4, 1718; 
Tabitha, b. July 19, 1720; Marcy, b. July 4, 1722; William, b. June 
31, 1725. 

John Niekerson and wife Mary. Children, Elisha, b. March 7, 1706. 

(To be Continued.) 

1853.] Early Settlers of Essex and Old No? folk. 



[Continued from p. 34G, Vol. VI.] 

Legat. — John, Hampton, 1019. — 
John, m. wid. Ann Wilson, moth- 
er of Deborah. — John and Eliza- 
beth, witnesses, 1652. 

Legg. — John, Marblehead, 1654, ac. 
68, in 1666. — Samuel, Marble- 
head, 1666. — John, sen., ae. 60, 
in 1670. — John, Marblehead, wf. 
Elizabeth, 1650. 

Leighton, Richard, Rowley, will 

1682; wf. Ch. John, Eze- 

kiel, Mary and Sarah. 

Leigh. — Joseph, 1665. — John, Jun., 
ae. 24, in 1668. 

Lemon. — Robert, wf. Mary, will 
provd. June, 1667. 

Leonard. — Henry, wf. Mary, 1650. 
— Henry, ae. 40, in 1660. 

Letford. — Thomas, wf. Elizabeth, 

Leverich. — Caleb, m. Mar tha, wid- 
ow of Francis Swain. — Caleb, wf. 
Martha, of Middleboro', of Long 

Lewis. — Edmund, Lynn, will 1650- 
1, sons John and Thomas, and 5 
youngerchildren. — Edmund,\Q>4§. 
— John, ae. 50, in 1653. — Philip, 
Pascataqua,1653. — Philip, Green- 
land, 1660, 1669. — David, invent. 
1662. — Francis, Salem, will 1665; 
inventr. 28 June, 1666 ; da Mary 
m. John Neale, whose ch. were 
Jeremiah, Jonathan, Joseph and 
Lydia. — John, ae. 34, in 1666. — 
John, ae. 57, in 1672. — Robert, 
d. 4 May, 1643. 

Longley. — William, 1651. — John, 
ae. 23, in 1663. 

Lightfoot. — Francis, will 1646 ; 
wf. Anne ; bro. John, of London ; 
sister Isabel, living in Lincolnshire, 
in Ferston, near oulde Boston ; 
bro. Nath. Handforth, and bro. 
Pell— William, ae. 33, in 1665. 
— Francis, Lynn, 1644. 

Lincoln. — William, servant, 1666. 

Lindall. — m. Abigail Per- 

cie. — Timothy (Lyndall,) Salem, 

Linforth. — Francis, ae. 60, in 1662. 
— Thomas, (or Lulford,) d. in 

Linkhorn. — William (or Lincoln), 
ae. 23, in 1666. 

Linsey. — Christopher, will 10 April, 
1669 ; ch. Eleazer, John and Na- 

Li ssi on. — Nicholas, Exeter, 1656. 
— Id. 1661 and 1668. 

Littlefield. — Edward, Exeter, 

Littlehale. — John, killed with 
Capt. Lothrop, 18 Sept., 1675, 
was of Haverhill. 

Locker. — George, ae. 36, in 1694. 

Lockwood. — See Belcher. 

Long. — See Blanford. 

Longhorne. — Richard, ac. 45, in 
1662 ; ae. 49, in 1667. 

Lord. — Robert, ae. 57 in 1659. — 
James, ae. 27 in 1670. — Robert, 
ae. 63 in March, 1666; marshal!, 
34 (?)__ Samuel, ae. 20 in 1660.— 
Thomas, wf. Alice, 1666. 

Lovejoy. — John, ae. 40 in 1662, of 
Andover. — Id. ae. 47 in 1669. 

Lovell. — Thomas, in his 87th year 
in 1707. — John, jun., ae. 32 or 33 
in 1670. — Thomas,ae. 74 in 1694 ; 
lived in Dublin in 1639. 

Lovett — John, jun., ae. 32 or 33 
in 1670. — Jonn, 1666. — Bethiah, 
m. George Stanley — John, sen., 
ae. 32 in 1670. 

Low. — See Borman. — Thomas, ae. 
55 in 1660.— Martha, ae. 27 in 
1668. — John, son-in*law of John 
Thorndike of Beverly. — Thomas, 
sen. Ipswich, will 20 April, 1677 ; 
wf. Susanna, ch. John, Thomas, 
Margaret, Sarah ; grand -daughs. 
Margaret Davison and Sarah Saf- 
ford. — Thomas, as. 37 in 1668. — 
Robert, ae. 54 in 1686. 

Lowle. — Richard, will 25 Jan. 1681. 


Early Settlers of Essex and Old Norfolk. 


— Percival (Lowell) 1669. — Rich- 
ard, Newbury, will 25 June, 1681 ; 
wf. Margaret, son Percival — 
[John Newbury, will 29 : 4 : 1647, 
proved 27 : 8 : 1647 ; to wf. Eliz- j 
abeth half his estate, and =£20 out j 
of that which came by her mother ; 
the rest to be divided equally be- 
tween son John, Mary, Peeter, 
James, Joseph, Beniamin and Eliz- 
abeth Lowle ; my brother Wm. 
Gerrish, Richd. Lowle, John San- 
ders, Richd. Knight and Nicholas 
Noyes, executors ; Beniamin and 
Elizabeth, ch. of 2d wife ; my 
sister Joane Gerrish ; witnesses, 
Edmund Greenleafe, Wm. Ger- 
rish, Robt. Long ] 

Luff. — John, Salem, weaver, 1648. 

Lulford. — See Linforth. 

Lummus. — Edward, ae. 56 in 1662 ; 
Nathaniel, ae. 21, same year. — 
Mary, ae. 66 in 1672. — Samuel, 
1670. — Edward, Ipswich, 1677 ; 
sons, John, Samuel and Jonathan. 
— Edward, ae. 64 in 1670. Ed- 
ward (Lomas) will 1682 ; ch. Jon- 
athan^ Samuel, Nathaniel, da. 
m. to John Sherring. 

Lunt. — John, die. 26 in 1669. — Dan- 
iel, ae. 27 in 1668. 

Lumpkin. — William, 1654. — Rich- 
ard, Ipswich, inventr. 1642. 

Lyde. — See Atkinson. 

Lynde. — Gwynn, ae. 43 in 1667. 

Lyndon. — Josiah, 1671. 

Maber. — Richard, ae. 18 in 1664. 

McIntire. — Robert, ae. 24 in 1653. 

Macy. — Thomas^ Salisbury, planter, 
1649 ; wf. Sarah, clothier, 1658. 

Magoone. — Henry, Exeter, 1661. 

Manning. — Thomas, ae. 26 in 1671. 
— Thomas, Ipswich, tailor, 1653. 
—Nicholas, ae. 27 in 1671. 

MANSFiELD.-r^4«dmtf,ae.38 in 1661. 
— John had a servant, Elizabeth 
Brooks, 1670. — See Brooks. — 
John, 1655, ae. 44 in 1662. — 
John, ae. 46 [n. d.] Andrew, 
Lynn, ae. 46 in 1667. — Id. ae. 50 
1669. — Robert, Lynn, and son 
Andrew ; Elizabeth, wf. of Robert, 
1656.— Andrew, ae. 38 in 1661.— 

John, will 1670 ; wf. Mary, bro. 
Andrew. — See Walton. 

Marble. — Nicholas, Ipswich, 1654 ; 
wf. Elizabeth. — Samuel, ae. 23 in 

March. — Lieut. James, Greenland, 
sadler, nephew of Colonel John 
March of Salisbury, 1706.— Hugh, 
wf. Judith, 1664 — Maj. John,wf. 
Jemima ; childr. John, Hugh and 

Marian. — John, Hampton, 1648. — 
John, Watertown, 1645. — John, 
m. Margerie, wid. of Dea. Wil- 
liam Godfrey. 

Marsh. — Elizabeth, da. of John and 
Susan, b. 8 July, 1646. — One* 
sipherous, Hingham, 1674. 

Marshall. — Benjamin, son of Ed- 
mund and Millicent, b. 18 Sept. 
1646. — Lieut. Thomas, ae. 39. — 
Edmund, ae. 70 in. and wf. Mele- 
sent, 67 in 1668. — Edward, ae. 
26 in 1667. — Benjamin, 1668, ae. 

Marston. — See Estow. — John and 
wf. Alice, ch. John, b. 29 Aug. 
1641 ; Ephraim, b. 30 Oct. 1643. 
— Thomas, m. MaryEastow, 1656. 
— John, ae. 23 in 1664. — Deacon 
John, Salem, ae. 75 in 1715-16. — 
John, ae. 50 in 1666. — John, sen. 
ae. 53 in 1669. — William, sen, 
Hampton, will 1672 ; wf. Sabina; 
ch. Thomas, William, John, Try- 
phena, and Prudence Cox. — Thom- 
as, ae. 52 in 1670. — Isaac mar. 
Elizabeth, da. of John Brown of 
Hampton, 1670. — Manasseh and 
Deac. John of Salem, brothers, 
1678-9.— Benjamin, Salem, 1693. 

Martyn. — George, blacksmith, 1649. 
— Sarah, ae. 56 in 1659. — George, 
wf. Susanna, Salisbury, blacksmith, 
1650 ; dau. Hannah, m. Ezekiel 
Worlhen [?].— Robert, ae. 33 in 
1666. — George, m. SusannaNorth, 
1665. — Solomon, 1666. — John 
(Martin) ae. 36 in 1672. — Samuel, 
ae. 27 in 1672. 

Mason. — John, ae. 44 in 1669. — 
Mr. Joseph, Pascataquack, 1654. 
Joseph, Hampton, wits. 1645. 

1853.] Early Settlers of Essex and Old Norfolk. 


Massey, John, sen. ae. 75 in 1707. — 
Jeffrey, 1646 ; ac. 70 in 1661, and 
73 in 160 L— John, ac. 69 in 1700. 
— John, ac. 37 in 1668. — John, 
sen. ac. 66 in 1697, Salem. 

Masters. — Nathaniel, m. Pick- 
worth, 1663. 

Mather. — Richard, ae. 65 in 1661. 

Matthews. — Daniel, ae. 20 in 1665. 

Mattox. — John, d. 22 April, 1643. 

Maul. — Thomas, ae. 40 in 1686. 

Maver. — William, Exeter, 1651. 

Maverick. — Moses, ae. 50 in 1662. 
— Moses, ae. 54 in 1665. — Id. ae. 
58 in 1669. — Eunice, ae. 43 in 
1671 ; had a son Timothy Roberts. 
— Moses, ae. 62 in 1672. — See 

Maxfield. — John, 1662. — John, Sa- 
lisbury, 1660. 

May. — George, 1641. 

Mayo. — John, witnessed a deed in 
Dover, 1661. 

Mays. — Joseph, Salisbury, 1654. 

Meachum. — da. Thomas 

Browning of Salem, 1671. 

Meader. — John, 1653. 

Meager. — John, ae. 26 in 1664. 

Mercer. — Richard, Haverhill, 1671. 

Merchant. — Mary, widow of Wil- 
liam, will 1679, dau. Mary Os- 

Merrill. — Dcac. Abraham, Newbu- 
ry ? wf. Abigail ; sons Abraham, 
John and Daniel. (No date.) — 
John (or Morrill), ae. 35 in 1667. 
— Nathaniel, Newbury, will 1682, 
wf. Joane, eh. John, Nathaniel, 
Peter, Hannah and Mary. 

Merritt. — John, ae. 29 in 1671. — 
Nicholas, ae. 59 in 1672. 

Merry. — Joseph, Haverhill, 1644. — 
Joseph (Merrie) Hampton, car- 
penter, 1654. 

Metcalfe. — John, will 1665 ; wf. 
Elizabeth, son Thomas ; grand- 
children, Elizabeth and Joseph. 

Mighil. — See Batt. — Thomas (Mig- 
hill) Rowley, wf. Ann ; sist. Ann 
Tenney ; ch. Samuel, John, Thom- 
as, Nathaniel, Ezekiel, Stephen, 

Miller. — Joseph, ae. 22 in 1661. — 
James (Meller ?) 1654. 

Millrt. — Thomas, jun. ae. 34 in 
1666, (of Gloucester, I suppose.) — 
Nathaniel, ae. 18 in 1661. — Thom- 
as, wf. Mary, 1668. — Inventory, 

Millington. — John, 1658. 

Milton. — Christopher, Ipswich, ae. 
30 in 1666. 

Milward. — Thomas, Newbury, nunc, 
will 30 Aug. 1653.— See Butler. 

Mingay. — Jeffrey, commissioner of 
Hampton," 1653. — Walter (Mon- 
gey) ae. 30 in 1665. 

Mi rick. — James, ac. 52 in 1664. — 
See Mirek. 

Mongey. — Mingay. 

Monday. — Henry, 1654, of Salisbu- 
ry, Gentleman, 1655. 

Moody. — Daniel, Salisbury, 1686. — 
Samuel, will 1675 ; ch. William, 
John, Samuel, Cutting, Sarah, Ma- 
ry, Hannah, Lydia ; wf. Mary ; 
uncle Nicholas Noyes ; brothers, 
Joshua and Caleb. — Lady Deborah, 

Moores. — See Illsley. — Matthew 
(Moore) Newbury, a Scotchman, 
1659. — James, Lynn, will, 
wf. Ruth, da. Dorothy. — Jonas, 
ac. 33 in 1662. — Thomas, Salem, 
1664. — Samuel (Moore) tenant of 
John Pike, 1654. 

More. — William, Exeter, 1653, 
1651. — Richard, ae. 50 in 1665. 
— Thomas, Southold, L. I. 1656. 

Morgan. — Samuel, ^q. 21 in 1665. — 
Id. ae. 32 in 1669. — Robert, ae. 
18 in 1670.— Robert, ae. 70 in 
1670.— Richard, Exeter, 1668. 

Moring. — Daniel, ae. 21 in 1668 [?] 

Morrill. — See Clement. — Nathan- 
iel, Newbury, will 18 March, 
1654-5 ; wf. Susanna ; ch. Su- 
sanna, John, Nathaniel, Abraham, 
Daniel, Abd ; bro. John, Abra- 
ham, ae. 49 in 1685. — Abraham, 
will 1662 ; wf. Sarah, ch. Isaac, 
eldest son, Abraham, Jacob, Mo- 
ses, Lydia, and Sarah ; eldest son 
not 21 ; " loving bro." Job Clement. 


Early Settlers of Essex and Old Norfolk. 


— Sarah, wid. of Abraham, 1665 ; 
ch. Hepsibah, Sarah, Lydia, Hep- 
sibah, posthumous ; widow Sarah 
was sister to Job Clement. — John 
(Merrill ?) ae. 35 in 1667.— Abra- 
ham, blacksmith, wf. da. of Robert 
Clement, left 5 children. — Hum- 
phrey, wf. Elizabeth, 1691. 

Morris, Evar, Topsfield, 1655 — 
Thomas, ae. 14, [no date.] — Eliza- 
beth, ae. 20 in 1665. 

Morse. — Dea. Benjamin, wf. Ruth, 
1707 ; sons Philip, Joseph, and 
Benjamin. — Robert, \vf.Ann,\664. 
— Joseph, Ipswich, will 1646 ; wf. 
Dorothy, son John. — Robert, Row- 
ley. 1661. — Anthony, jun. New- 
bury, d. 25 Feb. 1677-8 ; wf. Ma- 
ry, ch. Anthony, Joseph, John, 
Peter, Mary and Elizabeth. — Jo- 
seph d. 16 Jan. 1678-9 ; wf. Ma- 
ry. — See Morss. 

Morss. — Jo/m,Woodstock,alias New 
Roxbury, [m ?] da. of Philip East- 
man, 1696. — Joshua, bro. Benja- 
min, 1688. — Joshua, wf. Hannah, 
1688. — Hannah (Morse) says" my 
uncle Benjamin," " my honored 
grandfather and father Anthony 
and Joshua." 

Mott. — Nathaniel and Elizabeth. 
Block Island, 1685. 

Moulton. — See Edwards, Friend. 
— Robert, sen. will 1654-5, son 
Robert, da. Dorothy Edwards. — 
Henry, Hampton, will 1654 ; wf. 
Mary ; sons Jonathan and David. 
— William, Thomos and Henry, 
1650.— John, will 1650, wf. Ann, 
sons Henry, John ; daughs. Jane, 
Bridget, Mary Sanborn, Ann and 
son Sanborn. — Thomas and Mar- 
tha sell land, 1640. — Thomas, 
York, planter, 1662. — William, 
will 1663; proved 1664; wf. 
Margaret ; father-in-law Robert 
Page ; ch. Joseph, Benjamin, Rob- 
ert, Hannah, Mary, Sarah, Ruth, 
brother-in-law Henry Dow. — Rob- 
ert, sen. Salem, will 1665 ; ch. 
Robert, Abigail, Hannah, John, 
Joseph, Miriam, Mary, Samuel. — 
Jane, ae. 65 in 1668. — James, 

Wenham, will 1678-9 ; ch. Sam- 
uel, James, eldest son, Mary 

Mountigue. — Grijin, Exeter, 1651. 

Muddles. — Henry, 1663. 

Mudge.— Gilbert, 1664. 

Munjoy. — See Walton. 

Murphy. — William, 1 669. 

Muzzey. — Benjamin, ae. 30 in 1661'.. 
— Benjamin, ae. 20 in 1655. — Jo- 
seph, wf. Esther, ch. Joseph, Benr 
jamin and Mary. — Robert (Muz* 
zey) Ipswich, will 1641-2 ; wf. 
Bridget ; ch. Joseph, Benjamin, 
Mary, Ellen. 

Myrick. — James (Mirick) ae. 52 in 
1664. — James, sen. Boston, gives 
to his son James land in Newbury, 

Nanny. — Robert, Dover, 1647. 

Nash. — John, Salisbury, 1658. — 
John, Newbury, 1652. — Peter, 

Neal. — See Lewis. — Joseph (Neale) 
ae. 3, Jonathan, ae. 34 in 1692-3. 
— Jeremiah, ae. 49 in 1694. — Jno. 
sen. Salem, will 1672-; wf. Mary ; 
ch. Jeremiah, Jonathan, John, Jo- 
seph, Lydia ; father-in-law, Fran- 
cis Lewis. — Jeremiah, ae. 25 in 

Nealand (Kneeland ?) — Edward, 
ae. 25 in 1668. — Id. ae. 55 in 

Needham. — See King. — Nicholas, 
Exeter, 1652. — Anthony, ae. 30 
in 1667. — Anthony, Salem, m. 
Ann, da. Humphrey Potter, who 
was sometime mayor of Coventry 
in Warwickshire, and was killed 
in the wars in Ireland, and Ann 
was his only child. —Sarah, da. of 
Daniel King. 

Negus. — Jonathan, 1654. 

Neighbor (or Neybor.) — James, ae". 
46. [n. d.] 

Nelson. — See Lambert. — Thomas, 
will 1645 ; wf. Joane, ch. Thomas, 
Philip oldest son, Samuel young- 
est son, Mercie. — Joanna, wf. of 
Thomas and niece of Richard 
Dummer, and da. of Thomas ; be- 
came a widower, and resided in 

1853.] Early Settlers of Essex and Old Norfolk. 


the parish of North Stoncham, 
England, 1650.— Philip, ac. 31 
in 16G7. — William, ae. 31 in 
1660 ; ae. 35 in 1G68 ; ae. 31 in 
1666. — Thomas and wf. Hannah, 
1693. — Thomas, daugh. Mary, m. 
John Storke, She was born Aug. 

Neville. — William, will 1643, Ips- 
wich, no ch. 

Newcomb. — Andrew, ae. 32 in 1672. 

Newell. — Thomas, ae. 35 in 16C6. 
— John, Lynn, 1668. 

Newhall. — See Hoad. — Anthony, 
will 1657 ; da. Mary, son John. 
— Thomas, jun. ae. 18 in 1672, 
says " my uncle Robert Porter." 

Newman. — See Emerson. — Thom- 
as, Ipswich, will 1675-6 ; wf. Sa- 
rah, ch. Thomas, John, Benjamin. 
— John, ae. 33 in 1691. — Thomas 
and John, bros. 1652. 

Nichols. — John, ae. 22 in 1662. — 
William (Nicolls) ac. 63 in 1662. 
Salem, 1649.— Wil- 
liam, ae. 70 in 1672. — Richard, 
1650. — Randall, Charlestown, 

Nicholson. — Edmund, Marblehead, 
1660, wf. Elezabeth, inventory. — 
Christopher, Marblehead, 1662. — 
Thomas, ae. 15 in 1669. — Ed- 
mund, son Christopher, 1646. 

Nick. — William, IMarblehead, 1654 ; 
ae. 35 in 1669.— William (Neck) 
ae. 40 in 1672.— William, ae. 38 
in 1654. 

Nixon. — See Harwood. — Elizabeth 
(Nickson) 1640.— Matthew, Sa- 
lem, 1647. — Matthew (Nickson) 
ae. 46 in 1662. 

Norris. — Rev. Edward and son Ed- 
ward will proved 1660. — Nicholas, 

Norman. — John, wf. Arabella, ch. 
John, b. Aug. 1637 ; Lydia, b. 
15 Jan. 1639-40 ; Hannah, b. 15 
Jan. 1641-2 ; Arabella, b. 14 Feb. 
1643. — John, 1658. — Richard, 
sen. and jun. Marblehead, 1653. — 
Richard, ae. 49 in 1672. 

North. — See Bates, Jones, Mar- 
tyn. — Richard, Salem, will 1649 ; 

wf. Ursula ; ch. Mary, wf. of 
Thomas Jones, Sarah Oldum, 
Susanna, wf. of George Martyn. 
— Mary, daughter of Richard, 
married Thomas Jones of Glou- 

Norton. — Freegrace, inventory 28 
March, 1676. — William, ae. 40 in 
1666.— William, ae. 50 in 1658. 
Gergc d. 1659, wf. Mary, ch. 
Freegrace, ae. 24 ; John, ae. 22 ; 
Nathaniel, ae. 20 ; George, ac. 18; 
Henry, ae. 16 ; Mehetabel, ae. 14 ; 
Sarah, ae. 12 ; Hannah, ae. 10 ; 
Abigail, ae. 8 ; Elizabeth, ae. 5. — 
George, ae. 21 in 1662. — Rev. 
John, \v\\\ 1661-2; bros. William 
of Ipswich, Thomas of London, 
sists. Mrs. Martha Wood, Mary 
Young in London, mother in Lon- 
don ; wf. Mary, da. Elizabeth. — 
George, Salem, 1659. — William, 
ae. 40 in 1666. — Id. Ipswich, 
165)}. — Joseph and wf. Susanna, 

Northend. — Sec Bailey. — Ezckiel , 
wf. Edna, 1656-7 ; ae. 70. in 
1693 ; dau. Edna m. 
Stickncy, and Mary m. Thomas 
Hah of Newbury. — Ezckiel, ae. 
40 in 1662 ; cousin Jeremy North- 
end. — Ezckiel, ae. 46 in 1663. — 
Ezckiel, son of Ezckiel, b. 8 Oct. 
1666. — Daniel (Northey) ae. 65 
in 1672 ; Marblehead.— Edna, 1st 
wf. of Ezckiel, da. of Richard 
Bailey. — Jeremy, servant to Wil- 
liam Bellingham, 1650. 

Nourse.— ae. 63 in 1707. 

— Francis ; bros. Isaac and Jacob, 
1660. — Francis, ae. 45 in 1666. 

Noyes. — See Hale. 

Nudd. — Thomas, son-in-law of Hen- 
ry Dow, before October, 1649. — 
Thomas, Hampton. 

Oakes. — George, Lynn, 1667. — 
Henry (Oake) butcher, Salem, 

Ober. — Richard, 1664. 

Oderies. — William, inventory, 1661. 

Oldham. — See Bates, North. — 
" Oldum or Oldham was called 
Ann Bates (so says Sarah East- 


Early Settlers of Essex and Old Norfolk. 


man) where my daughter Sarah 
was born. 1 ' 

Oliver. — Thomas, wf. 

1668. — Richard, Hampton, 1665. 

Ordway. — See Brown. — James, ae. 
45 in 1669. — .4/wer,ae.58 in 1669. 

Ormsby. — John, ae. 21 in 1662. 

Osborne. — See Merchant. 

Osgood. — John. Sec Clement, 
Fowler. — John, m. dau. Robert 

Clement, 1658. — Sergeant 

ae. about 30 in 1661. — John, ae. 
37 in 1669. — Hannah, ae. 27 in 
1671. — Christopher, will 19 April, 

1650 ; wf. Mary, father Philip 
Foivler ; ch. Mary, Abigail, Eliza- 
beth, Deborah, Christopher. — Mrs. 
Mary, now Clements, came from 
Coventry after 1652. — John, will 

1651 ; ch. John, Stephen, Mary, 
Elizabeth, Hannah — Stephen, ae. 
18 in 1656. — William, Salisbury, 
built a barn in Newbury, 1640, 
for Mr. John Spenser. — Christo- 
pher, ae. 27 in 1671 ; William, 
wf. Elizabeth. 

Otley. — Adam, 1644. 

Owen. — Timothy, Marblehead, in- 
ventory, 1671. 

Oxman. — William, ae. 35 in 1668. 

Page. — See Dow, Davis, Fogg, 
Moulton. — John, ae. 71 in 1709 ; 
of Haverhill, 1701. — Robert, 
Hampton, 1650. — Thomas, ae. 23 
in 1670. — Dea. Robert, father-in- 
law of Samuel Fogg ; will 9 Sept. 
1679 ; oldest son Francis, daugh. 
Mary, wf. of Samuel Fogg, son 
Thomas, da. Margaret m. &c. 

Sanborn, who had 7 ch., 

da. Rebecca, wf. of John Smith ; 
da. Hannah, wf. of Henry Dow ; 
Robert, son of son Thomas ; grand- 
son John ; son-in-law William 
Marston. — John of Hampton was 
in Nantucket 1694. 

Paine. — William, merchant of Bos- 
ton, inventory, 1660. — John and 
wf. Sarah of Boston, 1665. 

Palfrey. — See Fairfield — Peter, 
m. Elizabeth^ wid. of John Fair- 
field, 1660. 

Palgrave. — Ann, Salem, 1646. 

(To be Continued.) 

Palmer. — See Dalton. — Richard, 
m. da. of Humphrey Gilbert. — 

William and Christopher, broths. 
1647. — William, wf. Ann, who, 
after her husband's death, mar. 
Francis Plumer of Newbury, 31 
Mar., 1648 or 9. — Joseph, young- 
est son of William. — William, 
Hampton, da. Martha, now ( 1646) 
wf. of Mr. John Sherman of Wa- 
tertown. — George, wf. Elizabeth, 
Ipswich, 1651. — Henry, Haver- 
hill, 10 July, 1680 ; da. Elizabeth 
m. Robert Ayers, and Mehetable 
m. Samuel Dalton. — John, ae. 70 
in 1693 — Thomas, ae. 50 in 1672. 

Parker. — Jonathan, wf. Barbara, 
da. of Elisha Ilshy. — Joseph, An- 
dover, carpenter, sells land, 1645. 
— Nathan, 1645. — Judith, widow 
Charlestown, ae. 43 in 1668. — 
Judith, Charlestown, 1645. — Na- 
than, ae. 40 in 1662. — Nathan, ae. 
48 in 1671.— Rev. Thomas, New- 
bury, d. 24 April, 1677.— Han- 
nah, ae. 34 in 1672. 

Parmiter. — Benjamin, ae. 51 in 
1662 ; wf. Mary, ae. each 57 in 
1666. — Benjamin (Parmenter) fa- 
ther-in-law to Thomas Cawlie. 

Parnell. — Mary, da. of Henry Sta- 
cy, ae. 22 in 1666. 

Parrott. — Francis, Rowley Village 
(Bradford) will 1656 ; wf. Eliza- 
beth and 6 children. 

Parsons. — Thomas, ae. 23 in 1658. 
—Jeffrey, ae. 32 in 1663.— See 

Partridge. — William,Salisbury,son 
of John ; another son was a sea- 
man of Boston. — Hannah, Eliza- 
beth, 1659. — John, Portsmouth, 
cordwainer, 1669 ; son John. 

Patch. — James, will 1658 ; wf. 
Hannah ; bros. John Patch and 
Nicholas Woodbury ; ch. James, 
Mary, Elizabeth. 

Patience. — Thomas, Lynn, 1642. 

Patterson. — William, 1668. 

Pattishall. — Robert, ae. 55 in 
1658. — Robert, ae. 55 in 1665 ; 
Boston, 1670. 

1853.] Burial Inscriptions, Milton, Mass. 89 

[Copied and communicated by Mr. Wm. B. Trask, of Dorchester.] 

Here Lyes y e Body of Christopher Wadsworth, aged about 24 years, 
dec d y e 4 th of December 1687. 

Here Lyes y e Body of Thomas Rawlins, aged about 70 years Depart- 
ed this Life July ye 7 1693. 

Mrs Theodora Thacher y c daughter of y e Rev d Mr John Oxenbridge 
Past of y e First Church in Boston & Wife of Mr Peter Thacher aged 38 
years 3 months 25 days was Translated from Earth to Heaven Nov 1 " v e 
18 th 1697. 

Here lyeth y e body of Deacon Roger Sumner aged 60 years died May 
y« 26 1698. 

Elizabeth Clap Wife to Ebenezer Clap aged 57 years deceased De- 
cember ye 20 1701. 

Abigail Holman Wife to Thomas Holman aged 57 years died March 
ye 1st 1702-3. 

Here Lyes y e Body of Thomas Holman aged 63 years died August 
y8 4th 1704. 

Here Lyes y e Body of Mary Wyat wife to Edward Wyat aged 92* 
years died Feb y e 6 1705. (Milton was a part of Dorchester till 1692.) 

Note. — On Dorchester Town Records we find the following : — " the 
Ould widow wiate Bing 94 years of age and on that hade Layd So many 
woman that Shee was instrimintall for the bringin into the world on 
thousand on hundred and ode Children.' 1 See also Blake's Annals, page 37. 

Mary Milton, aged 23 years dyed Feb. 28 1705. 

Here Lyes Buried y e Body of Anthony Gulliuer aged 87 Years died 
Nour ye 28 1706 

Here Lyes y e Body of Cap* Thomas Uose died April y c 23 1708 in y* 
68 Year of his age. 

Here Lyes Buried the Body of Abigail Rawlins aged 72 years De- 
parted this Life March ye 2 1 17 It. 

Here lyes buried y e Body of Ensign Ebenezer Clap died July 30 1712 
in y e 69 th year of his age. 

Here Lyes ye Body of Patience Holman aged 42 years Dec d June y e 
29 th 1713. 

Here Lyes y e Body of Deacon George Sumnerf aged 81 years died 
y e Eleuenth day of December 1715. 

Here Lyes the Body of Mr Edward Vose Dec d Jan y y e 29 1716 in y c 
80 th Year of his age. 

Here Lies y e Body of Deacon Ebenezer Wadsworth Aged 56 years 
& 5 m s Dec d Aug 1 1717. 

Here Lyes y e Body of William Uose aged 44 Years died December 
7th 1717. 

Here Lyes Buried y e Body of Deacon Thomas Swift aged 82 years 
&, 8 months died January y e 31 1717-8. 

Here Lyes y e Body of Zebiah Uoce dafter of William Uoce aged 17 
years died March y e 26 1718. 

* It is 92 distinctly on the gravestone, 
f See Note to the " Otis Genealogy," Reg. Vol. V. page 194. 

90 Burial Inscriptions, Milton, Mass. [Jan. 

Here Lyes y e Body of Nathaniel Badcock Juner aged 54 years died 
January y^ 22 d 1718-9. 

Here Lyes y e Body of Mary Sumner y e widdow of Deacon George 
Sumner aged 77 years Dec d y e 1 st of April 1719. 

Here lies y e body of Thomas Shcpard Dec d Sep 29 1719 in y c 87 year 
of his age. 

Here Lyes y e Body of Mary Hensher wife to Daniel Hensher died 
Nouember y e ]9 1719 in y e 83 year of her age. 

Mary Atvvood died in y c 57 year of her age 1719. 

Here Lyes Buried y e Body of M r Thomas Thacher y e Son of M r Peter 
Thacher aged 28 years who died December y e 19 1721. 

Here lies y e body of Ralph Shepard Dec d Jan y e 26^ 1721-2 in y e 56 
year of his age. 

Here lies y e body of Mr Ebenezer Tucker aged 41 years Dec d May 
ye 14th 1724. 

[The four following inscriptions are on one stone.] 

Here ly the Remains of Mrs Susanna Thacher the second wife of the 
Rev* Mr Peter Thacher who died Sep 4th 1724 jEt 59. 

The Rev-i M r Peter Thacher the first Pastor of the Church at Milton 
who died Dec r 17 th 1727 in the 47 th year of his Pastorate. 

Mrs Elisabeth Taylor wife of the Rev d Mr John Taylor who died April 
17 1735 Mi 27. 

The Rev d M r John Taylor who died Jany 26 1750 in the 46 th year of 
his age. 

Ruth daughter to Timothy and Mary Crahore aged 4 years &, 9 m° 
Dec d Oct ye 2 d 1724. 

Here lyes y e Body of Rachel Bent wife to Joseph Bent died June y e 
5 th 1725 in y e 52 year of her age. 

Here lyes y e Body of John Hearsey who died Dec 1 1725 in y e 66 th 
year of his age. 

Here lyes Buried the Body of M rs Wait-still Vose Widow of Cap 4 
Thomas Vose died Jan>' the 8 th 1727 aged 84 years. 

Here lyes Buried the Body of M rs Rachel Adams wife to M r Edward 
Adams She died Nov r the 14 th 1727 in the 42 d year of her age. 

Here lies y e Body of Rccompence Wadsworth aged 39 vears 7 Mo' 
&16 D s Dec d March y« 15 1727-8. 

Here lyes buried Mrs Anna Field wife of Mr Robert Field she depart- 
ed this Life y e 13 th of Nouember 1728 in y e 44 year of her age. 

Here lyes y e Body of Joseph Bent aged 52 years died March 31 1728. 

Here lies buried the body of M r Manassah Tucker Jun r the son of 
deacon Manassah Tucker who died March the 10th 1730 in the 49 th 
year of his age. 

Here lies y e Body of Mr John Stimson aged 56 years Dec d August y e 
11 th 1732. 

Here lyes y c Body of M r Daniel Hanshaw who died August y e 25 th 
1732 in y e 90 th year of his age. 

Here lyes Buried the Body of Mr 8 Elizabeth Vose wife to Lieu 1 Henry 
Vose who died Oct y c 18 th 1732 in the 66 th year of her age. 

Here lyes y c Body of M r James Tucker son to Mr James & M r * Mary 
Tucker he died Dec r the 7 th 1732 in y c 23 year of his age. 

Here lyes Buried y e Body of Deacon Samuel Wadsworth who died 
Jany 31 1733-4 in the 60 th year of his age. 

Here lies buried y c body of M r Samuel Trescot who died July 30 th 
1730 in y e 84 th year of his age. 

1853.] Burial Inscriptions, Milton, Mass. 91 

Luther y c son of Samuel & Hannah ToplifF STILL BORN Nov' 16 

John son to M r John & Mr 8 Sarah Adams aged 20 months & 10 D 
Dec Aug 28^h 1735. 

Joseph Vose son to Elijah &, Sarah Vose he died Sep y e 29 1735 in 
ye 4th year of his age. 

Here lyes Buried the Body of Seth Adams Bat 1 * Arts son to M r Ed- 
ward & M IS Rachel Adams he died June the 26 th 1736 in the 23 d year 
of his age. 

Here lyes y e Body of M r Peter White who died Jan y y c 23 d 1736-7 in 
ye 77th year of his age. 

Here lies y e Body of M rs Mary Wadsworth wife of Deacon Ebenezer 
Wadsworth Dec' 1 March 8 1736-7 in y e 77 th year of her age. 

Here lyes y e Body of M rs Waitstill Hanshaw wife to Mr Samuel Han- 
shaw she died May y e 17 th 1737 in y e 53 year of her age. 

Here lies y e Body of M Thank full Woodward wife to M r Smith 
Woodward of Dorchester who died June y e 15 1738 aged 66 years. 

Here lies y e Body of M r Timothy Crchore who died Aug y e 15 1739 
in y e 73 d year of his age. 

Here lies y e body of M rB Margaret Trescott widow of M r Samuel 
Trescott she died March 19 1741 in y° 20 t!i year of her age. 

Here lyes y c body of M r David Jones aged 45 years Deed May y e 3 d 

Here lies y c Body of Hannah Hearscy wife to M r Caleb Hearsey died 
April 4 1742 in y e 40 th year of her age. 

Here lyes ye Body of Dea Nehemiah Clap who died July y c 13 th 
1743 in y e 54 th year of his age. 

Here lies y e body of M rs Jean Tucker widow of M r Ebenezer Tucker 
she died Feb 17 1743 in y e 57 year of her age. 

Here lies buried y e body of M r Edward Adams who died Sep 1 the 
22J 1743 in the 61 st year of his age. 

Here lyes y e Body of M rs Jerusha Billings y c wife of M r Ebenezer 
Billings she died y e 5 th of Nov 1746 aged 22 years, 9 months & 23 days. 

Here Lies Buried the Body of Hannah Fuller Wife to Benjamin Ful- 
ler aged 30 years died Dec r y e 15 1746. 

Here Lies y c Body of Eliphalet Adams Son of M r John and Mrs Sa- 
rah Adams he died Feb y 5 th 1747 in y e 5 th year of his age. 

Here lies Inter'd the Remains of <SSl$£l&1I£?L <£2!&1)[iF& Esq 
who departed this Life Oct 13 1747 aged 64 years. 

"Who never did a Slander forge 

"His Neighbour's Fame to wound; 

" Nor hearken to a false Report 

" By Malice whispered round : 

" Who to his plighted Vows and Trust 

" Had ever Firmly stood, 

" And tho' he promis'd to his Loss 

" He made his Promise good." 

Here Lies y e Body of Elizabeth Wadsworth Daug r of Deacon Benja- 
min Wadsworth & Mrs Esther his Wife she died Feb y e 14 th 1750 in y e 
14 th year of her age. 

Rufus Vose son of M r John and M" Mary Vose died Sep y e 13 1750 
aged 18 mo & 20 Ds. 

Here lies Interred the Body of Mr James Tucker who departed this 
Life Dec r the 22 d 1750 in the 71 st year of his age. 

92 Materials for the History of Salem. [Jan. 

Here lyes Buried waiting for the Coming of the Lord the Body of Mr 
John Wads worth Only Son to Mr John & Mrs Abigail Wads worth Who 
was Suddenly removed (not without hope) from his Lamenting friends 
into the invisible State May y e 27 1752 in the 21 st year of his age. 
Young man your bones shall flourish as an Herb. Reader art thou also 
ready ? At such an hour as you think not the Son of Man Cometh. 

Here lyes y e body of Mr Robert Field who died June 23 d 1752 in y e 
74th year of his age. 

Here lies Interred y e Body of Caleb Hearsey died Feb y e 29 1755 in 
the 57 year of his age. 

Here lies y e body of Mrs Sarah Tucker the Widow of Mr James 
Tucker she died Feb y e 16 th 1756 in the 74 year of her age. 

Here lies y e Body of Esther Tucker Dau r to M r Jazaniah &, Mrs Su- 
sannah Tucker she died July y e 19 th 175G in 13 year of her age. 

Here lies Inter'd the Remains of M rs Ann Swift the vertuous Consort 
of Samuel Swift she exchang'd this Life for a Better May 19 1762 in the 
82 d year of her age. 

Reader remember thou art born to die, 
Hark from the Grave to you this is my Cry, 
AVithdraw, prepare, think, Act, Accordingly. 

Luke xvi. 31. 

Here lies buried the Body of M rs Esther Boys Wife to Mr Jeams Boys 
who departed this Life Nov y e 30 1763 aged 32 years. 


[The following copy of an important document, it is believed, has never 
before been printed. It is given exactly from the original MS., which is 
in possession of the Editor ] 

We whose names are subscribed belonging to the church and Towne of 
Salem (being straitned in our accomidations, soe that we are not able 
comfortably to subsist, haveing advised and taken counsell about our 
present state and condition, itt being Judged full and free liberty being 
granted vs to remove, and noe place being soe convenient, for our Easye 
removeall as Jefferyes Creeke lyeing soe neare vs and most of us have- 
ing some small quantity of ground allotted to vs there alredy) doe therefore 
Joyntly and Humbly request the Honered Court to give vs power to erect 
aVilliage there, and to alow us Such Inlargement there abouts as is not 
granted to any other plantation thus leaveing our request to your wisdomes 
Consideration, With our prayers for a blessing from heaven on your psons 
and proseedings we rest Your Humble petitioners 

William Walton John Sibly Robert Allen 

John Black James Standish Jo n Norman 

Wm Allen John fFreind Edmond Grover 

Sam" Archard John Pickwith Pasco ffoote 

Geo Norton John Gaily Wm Bennett 

Wm Dixy Ben: Parmcnter 


14 th : 3 mo 

The petition is granted & referred to M r John Wintrop & M r Symond 
Bradstreet to settle the bounds p curiam Increase Nowell Secrety 
vera copia atest Hilliard veren cler. 
vera copia of that coppie attest Robert Lord cler 

1853.] Philip's War in Maine. 93 


[Mr. Hubbard probably derived many of his facts from this Letter of Major Wal- 
dron. It is a matter of surprise that a document of such great importance in the his- 
tory of Philip's War, a.:d especially in the history of Maine, should never have been 
published hitherto. The original is in the Massachusetts Archives. The copy used 
in printing this was made by Mr. Wm. B. Trask. — Editor.] 

Douer, 25 th September, 1675. 
Much IIon rd . 

My Absence from home (being this Week at Eastw 4 ) hath Ocationd 
yo r hearing nothing from mcc Soe long, but being Just now returnd this 
evening, thought it my Duty w th all expedition to giue Ace 1 of the state 
of y e Place. Since I sent away Cap 1 . Dauis w t]l about 50 men at y e ene- 
mies ffirst Assault of those places, (haueing ffurther Information of their 
killing and Burning,) According to yo r direction raised a Pty of Souldiers 
out of Douer and Portsmo th , and w th an Addition of Some from Kittery 1 
did my selfe Aduance eastw d for y c ffurther Succour of those places, but 
before, I came Soe ffarr as Sawco, Cap Dauis being gone to Falm 1 ' 1 where 
the first damage was done by the enemy. I had Aduise of y e enemies 
Marching Westward, flailing upon Scarbrough and Sawco, killing and 
burning on Saturday and Sabbath day last at Scarbrough, they killed an 
old man [Wakely. See Hubbard, Indian Wars, p. 16, Pt. 2d.] and 
Woman and burnt their house, and at M r . FoxwtlVs two young men were 
killed, being att y c barn about y r Cattle. The enemy y n Aduanced 
tow ds Sawco riuer w ch is nott aboue 4 miles distant from y l Part of Scar- 
brough, and there fell to burning of houses : y c People before haueing 
Intelligence ffrom an Indian called Scossaway of y e time w n they Would 
come, deserted their houses, most of y m repairing to Maj r Pcndletons, but 
M r Benighten [Bonighton or Bonethon] and Some other ffamilics, to Maj r 
Phillips. On Saturday Morning y c Indians rifled and burnt Seuerall 
houses on y c north Side of y e riuer, among w ch Mr Benight ens was one, 
he being the night before fled to Maj r Phillips^s. While said houses were 
burning, a Pty of ym, Judged about 36 Ind 11 . 3 came oucry e riuer in English 
canooes, and w n come Ashore, cutt holes in y m , and turned y rn Adrift ; but 
all this time finding noc men they went to Maj r Phillips'' Saw mill &c. so 
Set it goeing then on fire and burnt it, and afterwards did y c like to his 
corn mill, it being Judged to be their design thereby to draw y m out of 
y e house, and soe to Surprise both y m and itt, but Maj r Phillips being 
fforwarned of their coming made Some Small defence about his house, 
haueing w th him of his own ffamilies and neighbours to y e number of 15 
men, besides women and Children, in all about 50. The bushes being 
thick within shott of his house, could not at ffirst See an Ind an , but one of 
y e men Perceiueing a Stirring Among y e ffearnes Maj r Phillips looked 
out of his Chamber Window y* Way, and ffrom y nce was Imediately shott 
att and slightly Wounded in y e Should 1 ! (2 more were alsoe Wounded Af- 
terw d , y t being all the harm done there.) After w d8 y e Shott came thick 
w ch was Accordingly Answered ffrom within. Butt noe Indians as yet 
apeared, but onely Creeping deckt with ffearnes and boughs till some 
time after they gott a p r of old truck wheels and fritted y m up w th boards 
and Slabs ffor a barricadoe to Safe guard y e Driuer, thereby Endeauour- 
ing to burn y e house, haueing prepared combustible matter as birch rinds, 
pitchwood, Turpentine and powd 1 * ffor y 1 end, but they in y e house Pceiue- 

94 Philip's War in Maine. [Jan. 

ing their Intention Plyed their shott against itt and fFound Afterw d their 
shott went through. A little before they Came at y e house there was a 
little wctt ground into wh ch y e Wheels Sunk and y l obstructed their 
driueing itt tforw d , they Endeauouring to gett it out of y e dirt again by 
turning a little on one Side, thereby layeing y m sclues open to y m in y' 
house, w ch oportunity they improucd and made y m quitt their work an»> 
frly, but Continued fireing at y e house all night, till Sabbath day morning 
about 9 a clock, and then they Saw y e Indians at a distance March awa^ $ 
they Judged between 20 and 30, and some of y m \v th 2 guns ; but before 
they went, they sett fire on a little out house, and in itt burnt seuerali 
hogs, Since w ch Maj r Phillips is remoued down to Winter harbour, to 
Maj r Pendletons, where I found him. After this, y e Same or another 
Party of Indians, went to Scarbrough, to a Place called Dunstan, where 
IA Alger being Abroad w th 6 men more, well armed, being about their 
Ocations, mett 14 Ind rs compleat in Armes in 2 ranks. He retreating a 
little tow d3 his house, y e Ind n9 Aduanced and fTol lowed, whereupon he 
faced y™ y e 1 st rank of y e Ind n3 fired and orderly ffell in y e rear of y e oth- 
ers. Lt. Alger w th his 6 men fired and Primed, they Struck some of y ra , 
whereupon they Imediately fried, they being at a Considerable Distance. 
None of y m Rec d any harm, but, Notw th standing all this, neither my Selfe 
nor Cap 1 Dauis nor any Pty I sent out, tho' I had y n in those Pts 120 
Souldiers, could euer see an Ind an . Therefore Considering y e Weak- 
nesse, I left our Pts in nearer homew d , by takeing soe many thence, and 
the little hopes wee had of meeting w th y e enemy, who As soon as euer 
they discouered a Pty of Souldiers in one place, fled to another, and by 
Reason of y e Vast Inconueniences Attending a March in y* Country oca- 
tioned by many riuers Marshes &c. I thought it most prudent to Contract 
y e people into as small a Compasse as may be in those towns, and there 
make some fortifications to defend y™selves ; haueing left about 60 Soul- 
diers in garrison at Sawco, Scarbrough and Falm th , rTor y e defence of 
those places, and fTor their help in gathering their corn, and Secureing 
their prouitons, bringing y e Remaining forces back w th mec to their 
seuerali towns again ; haueing likewise ordered Wells, York and Kittery, 
to garrison y m selves for y r own defence, y c Distractions of those places 
by Reason of Psons being fForced to fForsake y r Plantations and leaue 
their Corn and Cattle to y e enemy doth portend Ineuitable want, &c. to 
ensue, unlesse god by his extraordinary prouidence doe preuent. Their 
case being Considered, beg yo r Thoughts and direction aboutt it, w ch w n 
Rec d shall be readily Attended by 

Hon Td s r , yo r Humble Seru", 

( ^^/^W>v^ 

Pearce Genealogy, Vol. VI, Notes. Mary Saunders, (p. 278,) wife 
of Samuel Pierce, was the daughter of John Saunders, one of the Selectmen 
of Cape Porpoise, Maine. Page 278, line 15, expunge "six." Charles 
Russell Pearce (p. 279,) is one of the firm Birckhead & Pearce, of Balti- 
more, Merchants and Snip-Owners, but was never a member of the house 
of Birckhead & Co., of Rio. Harriet Rebecca Pearce (p. 279,) married 
Joseph Redman Lawrence, not Redmond. b. h. d. 

1853.] Notices of Publications. 95 


History of New London, Connecticut. From the first Survey of the 
Coast, in 1612, to 1852. By Frances Man waring Caulkins. 8vo. 
pp. 680. New London : Published by the Author. 1852. 

That singular man, James Boswell, once on a time, walked abruptly into the 
library of Sam. Johnson, where, to his surprise, he found the huge man, not elegantly 
seated, and engaged in study, but covered with dust, with gloves on, re-arranging his 
books. This caused James to exclaim to himself within, "truly Dr. Johnson was 
born to grapple with whole libraries." 

Now what will our readers exclaim when we assure them that a very delicate lady, 
of very moderate physical abilities, possessing no very perfect health, has grappled 
with more old records and old books than would probably amount to two such libra- 
ries as that of Dr. Johnson ; and out of that huge chaos has produced a beautiful 
history of one of the most interesting localities in all New England. 

Time and space do not admit us, were we able, to speak of the contents of the 
History of New London, except in general terms, for a copy did not come to our hands 
till our pages were entirely filled up. Judging from a very hasty glance over a part 
of its pages, we are of the opinion that this work contains everything that a local 
history could be expected to contain. And in regard to the getting up of the book, 
we must say we have seen but one town history better executed than this — and that 
is the History of New Ipswich, N. H., noticed in the last number of the Register. 

JMiss Caulkins has doubtless produced a work of great accuracy; for her mind is 
well trained to precision and thorough investigation ; but the most careful will often 
perpetuate old errors — one our eye accidentally lighted upon on page 40, where she 
says John Winthrop married Martha Funes; the Mas. Hist. Colls., to which she so 
often refers, will correct the italicised part of this name. 

The Antiquary will find this a delightful book ; and many a one will wish that 
other fair daughters of New England had spent their time with as much profit as this 
their sister has done. 

The Annals of Newtown, in Queen's County, New York : Containing its 
History from its First Settlement, together with many interesting Facts 
concerning the adjacent Towns ; also a particular Account of numerous 
Long Island Families, now spread over this and various other States of 
the Union. By James Riker, Jr. 8vo. pp. 437. N. York : 1852. 

From the above lengthy title-page, a pretty good idea may be formed of the labors 
undertaken by Mr. Rikcr in his 437 pages. The author, we are told, is a young 
man, and this is probably his first essay at writing history ; however this may be, 
the work is creditable to any one, old or young, experienced or inexperienced in such 

It would have been well had the Author designated in his title-page the period cov- 
ered by his history ; but a title-page cannot and should not contain everything. By 
turning to the first chapter, it will be seen that the historic period of Newtown begins 
in 160 l J. A very considerable portion of the work is taken up with "Genealogical 
History," which is a very important part. The writer must have bestowed a vast 
ami unt of time and labor upon this department. Many of the families are accom- 
panied by engravings of Arms and Autographs ; and there is a finely executed large 
map of Newtown, besides other engravings. Long Island was a place where many 
New England people strayed in early times, and we are highly gratified when any 
publication appears to throw any light in that direction. We have already been much 
benefited by Mr. Thompson and others. 

Annals of the Town of Warren ; with the Early History of St. George's, 
Broad Bay, and the Ncighuoring Settlements on the Waldo Patent. 
By Cyrus Eaton, M. A. 12mo. 437 pp. Hallowell, 1851. 

The Author of the work of which the title is given above, has accomplished a task, 
creditable indeed under ordinary circumstances, but transcendently so in his. Mr. 

96 Notices of Publications. [Jan. 

Eaton, we are told, has made his work while he has been deprived of his sight ; con- 
sequently he has been obliged to employ an amanuensis for the whole composition. 

The Town of Warren is in the County of Lincoln, Me., on both sides of St. George's 
River, and within about a dozen miles of the ocean It is well known that this part of 
the coast of Maine was very early visited both by the French and English, although 
but few and scanty are the materials for any account of those visits. 

Mr. Eaton is an excellent Annalist, and. judging from the present work, he is a 
good genealogist also ; much attention having been given by him to the family pedi- 
grees of the town whose Annals he has so faithfully given. 

The Farmer* *s Monthly Visitor. Edited by C. E. Potter. A Monthly 
Periodical, devoted to Agriculture, Horticulture, Mechanic Arts, and 
Education. Vol. XII. Jan. to Dec, 1852. Manchester, N. II. 8vo. 
(5 Nos. pp. 160.) 

The contents, as expressed above, do not give a proper idea of the publication, the 
title of which is intended to be given. That is probably to be accounted for in this 
way : When the work passed from the heirs of the late Isaac Hill, of Concord, N. H., 
into the hands of the present proprietors, they concluded to retain Mr. Hill's title 
unchanged. But as now conducted, there should be added to its title, Historical and 

The Editor of this work, the Hon Jcdge Potter, has a very happy style of writing, 
and is one of those rare editors who is complete master of every subject on which he 
undertakes to write. His biographies contained in these numbers are decidedly the 
most instructive of any yet produced on the persons about whom they are drawn up. 
They all contain much new matter, not before in print, and are accompanied with 
Portraits, Autographs, and other engravings. The Antiquary will find a feast in Mr. 
Potter's Sketch of Passaconnaway, and the admirers of the beloved Belknap will find 
an account of the great historian which will at once delight and gratify them. 

The work is issued at the very, very low price oi one dollar a year. 

A Brief Notice of the Settlement of the Town of Newton, prepared by a 
Committee who icerc charged with the Duty of Erecting a Monument to 
the Memory of its First Settlers, September, J 852. 8vo. pp. 41. 
Boston : 1852. 

Books about monuments are of much greater value than monuments themselves, 
because they are not only more intelligible, but more durable. Iron and brass will 
corrode and become dumb, stones Will crumble to dust in distant ages, and there may 
be none to replace them ; while books, as long as there are shelters for them, will 
convey inscriptions to the remotest times. 

The tract before us is very neatly got up, and its introductory pages are highly 
interesting. This is followed by brief notices of the first settlers. There is also 
appended a list of all those who contributed to the expense of the Monument, at the 
head of which is the Hon. Wm. Jackson, a prime mover in the matter. 

The Mt. Holyoke Hand-Book and TourisVs Guide ; for Northampton and 
its Vicinity. Bv John Eden. 18mo. pp. 50. Northampton, Ms., 

This must be an exceedingly pleasant little manual for all those who visit the 
mountain scenery of Northampton. The gentleman whose name appears as Author, 
upon the title-page, is not a native of the place, but he is better qualified for preparing 
such a work than most persons who live in and among the scenes described. Persons 
living at Niagara do not describe it — foreigners have done that. Besides, Mr. Eden 
is a scholar, an expert Herald, and has enough of the genuine Antiquary about him 
to cause him to appreciate whatever is connected with localities under his observation. 

The New Hampshire Annual Register and U. S. Calendar, for the Year 
1853. By G. Parker Lyon. No. XXXII. 18mo. pp. 176. Concord. 

As States grow and increase in population, everything connected with them must 
grow and increase likewise. The first N. H. Register (1772) was but a very trille 
compared with this of 1853. Indeed. " Fleming's Register for New England and Nova 
Scotia, with all the British Lists; and an Almanack for 1772," occupied but 97 pages 
at that day ; whereas this of N.Hampshire alone, now extends to 176 pages ! Yet 
there is nothing superfluous in it. Mr. Lyon takes great pains with his w r ork. and has 
improved each year's issue, till there seems nothing more to be desired. 


Marriages and Deaths. 




Adams, Mr. Seth, Zanesville, 0., 8 Sept., 
ae. 85 ; formerly a merchant of Boston. 
— His wife, M'S. Elizabeth, died at die 
same place, 17 Aug , ae. 82. 

Alden, Mr. H. A., (late of Quincy. 111.) 
at the house of his father, Dr. El-enezer 
Alden, in Randolph, 9 June, ae. 26. 

Appleton, Mr. Samuel, Ipswich, ae. 81. 
He was of the fifth generation from 
Samuel Appleton, who emigrated from 
Waldingfield, Eng., and settled in Ips- 
wich in 1635. During his life he has 
resided on the same farm which has 
been in the possession of the Appleton 
family for the four generations preced- 
ing him. 

Badger, Hon. William, Gilmanton, N. H., 
21 Sept., in the 74th year of his a?e. 
Gov. B. was born in Gilmanton, 13th 
Jan , 1779 — Represented his town in 
the Legislature, 1810-12; was a mem- 
ber of the State Senate, 1814-16 ; Presi- 
dent of the Senate, 1816 ; one of the 
Associate Justices of the Court of Com- 
mon Picas, from 1816 to 1821; was 
then Sheriff of the old county of Straf- 
ford ten years; Governor of N. H, 
1831 and 1835; Elector of President 
and Vice President, in 1824, 1836, 1844. 

Bacon, Capt. Josiah, Chelsea, 3 Oct. He 
was Steward of the Marine Hospital. 
in which place he had been since the 
administration of President Harrison, 
with v horn he served in the war ol 

Barrett, Joseph, Esq, New Ipswich, 
N. H., ae. 78. 

Baylies, Hon. Francis, Taunton. 28 Oct.. 
ae. 69. Mr. B. was a brother of the Hon. 
William B. of Bridgewater. The de- 
ceased was a scholar, and possessed 
talents for the high stations in life to 
which he was called. In 1S28 he pub- 
lished a History of the Old Colony ol 
Plymouth, in 2 vols., 8vo., a work ol 
immense value, a new edition of which, 
with suitable notes and additions, would 
be one of the most desirable works of 
the kind, extant. 

Bjnney, Mr. Joshua, Cambridge, 24 Oct., 
ae. 76. 

Blake, Deac. Eleazer, Rindge, N. H., ae. 
95 years ; a patriot of the revolution. 
He marched from Wrentham, Mass.. 
his native town, on the evening of the 
battle of Lexington, 19 April, 1775, 
with the militia under the command of 
Col. Shepard. Served ten months in 
the Massachusetts line, and on the day 
of the battle of Bunker Hill, was sta- 

tioned with a party entrenching on Dor- 
chester Heights. In Feb., 1776, he en- 
listed in the Continental army during 
the war, the last year of which he was 
honored with the appointment of Ser- 
geant, and Quarter Master of Brigade. 
He was one of the execution guards of 
Major Andre, and heard his dying 
words. He saw the traitor Arnold start 
from West Point and go on board the 
British man-of-war, and was drawn in 
the last reinforcement to the capture of 
Burgoyne. His whole term of service 
for his country was seven years, three 
months and twenty-nine days. 

Bliss, Mr. Abel, Rchoboth, 2 Nov.,ae. 89. 

Blodgett, Mr. William, Groton, (former- 
ly of Tyngsboro',) 15 Nov., ae. 90 8-12; 
a revolutionary pensioner. His de- 
scendants were 6 children, 37 grand- 
children, 23 great-grandchildren, and 1 
of the next generation. 

Blood, Mr. Abel, Goshen, N. PI., 19 Aug., 
ae. 95; a revolutionary soldier. He 
was formerly of Bradford, N. H. 

Boies, Mrs. Sarah Hannah, Boston, 26 
Nov., ae. 90 11-12 y^ars ; widow of the 
late Jeremiah Smith Boies, Esq. 

Bond. Mr. William, Charlestown, N. H. ; 
22 Oct., ae. 93 ; a soldier of the revolu- 

Criggs, Mr. Eliakim, Dighton, 27 Sept., 
in his 87th year. He was the last of 
seven children, whose several ages 
amount to 588 years; the five boys liv- 
ing, as follows : 96, 88, 86, 72 years, 
all retaining their mental faculties to 
the last, and dying on or near the spot 
first settled by their ancestors two hun- 
dred years ago. Their mother lived to 
be 1U4. 

Burr, Mary, Canton, Mass., Monday last, 
ae. 101 years. She was the last of the 
Punkapaug Indians. There are many 
half and quarter bloods of that tribe, but 
none left of full blood. The deceased, 
many years since, married a colored 
man named Semore Burr, and many of 
their children and grandchildren are 
living in the State. At the time of her 
death, she drew a pension from the 
United States Government, in conse- 
quence of services rendered by her hus- 
band in the revolutionary war. Eliza 
Williams, a sister of hers, died at 
Stoughton, four years since, aged 101 
years and I month. Another sister, 
Hannah Nuff, died at Canton a few 
years since, aged 99 years. 

Clapp, Mr. Warham, Northampton, 7 Oct., 
ae. 82 ; a descendant of Capt. Roger 
Clapp, one of the first settlers of Dor- 


Marriages and Deaths. 


Chester, who came over in 1G30, from 
Exeter, Eng.,wiih his much loved min- 
ister, Rev. John Warham. 

Clay, Hon. Henry, Washington, D. C, 
29 June, ae. 75. He was born in Han- 
over County, Va., 14 April, 1777; was 
a son of Rev. John C, a Baptist minis- 
ter, native of Va., who died 1781. His 
mother was Elizabeth, dau. of George 
Hudson, of the same Co. as the Clays. 
At 21 years of age Henry settled in 
Lexington, Ky. In 1799 he married 
Lucretia, dau. of Col. Thos. Hart, of 
the same place. They had 12 children 
He entered the Kentucky legislature in 
1803, and his career since is loo well 
known to require even a synopsis of it 

^Collyer, Mr. John, Marblehead, Sept.. 
ae. 84 ; a soldier of the revolution. 

Cowdery, Dr. Jonathan, senior surgeon in 
the U. S. Navy, at his residence in Nor- 
folk. Va., Nov., in the 86th year of his 
age. He was born 22 April, 1767, at 
Sandisfield, Mass.; entered the navy 1 
June, 1800. 

Cummings, Mrs. Martha, Canaan, N. H., 
Nov., ae. 101 5-12. 

Dearborn, Mr. Nathaniel, the well known 
engraver and author, died at his resi- 
dence in South Reading on the 7 Nov., 
ae. 66 9-12; son of the late Benjamin 
D. of Boston. Mr. Dearborn was one 
of the first to introduce wood engraving 
into this city. Among his literary re- 
mains are the "Text Book of Letters," 
"Boston Notions," "Guide to Mount 
Auburn," "Guide to Boston," &c. 

Drake, Daniel, M. D., Cincinnati, 0., 5 
Nov., ae. 67. Few men have left the 
stage of life this year, however great, 
whose names will be longer remem- 
bered than that of Dr. Daniel Drake. 
His paternal ancestor is believed to 
have removed from Pascataqua in N. 
H., and to have settled near Bunswick, 
in New Jersey, which place of settle- 
ment is called Piscalawa to this day ; 
perhaps from that they left. Dr. Drake 
was born in Plainfield, N. J., in 1785. 
His father's name was Isaac, who was 
the youngest son of Nathaniel, also born 
in Plainfield, where he lived and died. 
Isaac, the father of Dr. Drake, emi- 
grated to Kentucky in 1788, when this 
son was but two years old. In 1800, of 
course at the age ot 16, he went to Cin- 
cinnati, studied medicine with Dr. Go- 
forth of that place, and has made it his 
place of residence ever since. In 1806 
he married Harriet Sisson, niece to 
Gen. Mansfield, then a resident of Ohio. 
She died about five and twenty years 
since. Charles D. Drake, Esq., of St. 
Louis, a distinguished member of the 
bar in that city, is his son, and a dau. 

is the wife of Alexander H. M'Guffey, 
Esq., of Cincinnati. The late Benjamin 
Drake, Esq., of Cincinnati, was a young- 
er brother of the Doctor, and, like him, a 
distinguished author. The publications 
of Dr. Drake are quite numerous, but 
we have not space to enumerate them 
here. His Historical and Scientific Ac- 
count of Cincinnati and the Miami 
Country has been justly ranked among 
one of»the best works ot the kind which 
the country has produced. 

Drake, Ziba, Sharon, 1 Dec. ae. 78<| yrs. 
He was son of John Drake, of Middle- 
boro', who was son of John. 

Eddy, Deac. Benj., Norton, 1 Nov., ae. 88. 

Ely, Judge Heman, Elyria, Ohio, 2 Feb.. 
1852. He was the son of Justin Ely, of 
West Springfield, where he was born in 
April, 1775. He removed to Ohio 35 
years ago, when a considerable part of 
the state was an unbroken wilderness, 
and the marked trees pointed out the 
way from one township to another, and 
" Log Cabins" were but few and far be- 
tween, and where he located there was 
no evidence of a while man's habita- 
tion. In early life he resided some 
years in New York, and was one of the 
firm of T. As II . Ely, who were exten- 
sively engaged in foreign commerce, in 
the prosecution of which he visited 
Spain, England, and France, and was 
a witness of the marriage of the Em- 
peror Napoleon Bonaparte with the 
Princess Maria Louisa, in 1810. Mr. 
Ely was a federalist of the school of 
George Cabot, Harrison Gray Otis, and 
Thomas Handyside Perkins. He lived 
to see an immense forest cleared away, 
and a thriving, prosperous town rise 
up named after him, with many fine 
and well-built dwelling houses, and five 
churches, one of them costing fifteen 
thousand dollars. 

Foster, Hon. Alfred Dwighf, Worcester, 
3 Augt., ae. 52. We speak from perso- 
nal knowledge when we say, that to 
know Mr Foster was to respect and love 
him ; to the manners of a real gentle- 
man, were added that kindness and 
benevolence of character, so universally 
admired by all capable of appreciating 
such qualities. For some particulars of 
Mr. Foster, see Reg., Vol. I., p. 354. d. 

Fuller, Henry H. Esq., Concord, 15 Sep., 
ae. 62. Mr. F. was born in Princeton, 
1790, H. C. 1611, studied law in this 
city and in Litchfield, Ct., with Chief 
Justice Reeve and Judge Gould ; admit- 
ted to the Suffolk Bar in 1815, and for 
more than thirty-six years was actively 
engaged in the duties of his profession. 

87 ; the last Revolutionary pensioner in 
the town. Was never ill a day in his life. 


Marriages and Deaths. 


Gould, Mrs. Molly, widow, E Montpelier, 
Vt., Oct , ae. 102$. 

Gragg, Rev. William, Groton, 19 Nov , 
ae. 66, H. C. 1820. His widow, Mrs 
Mary P. Gragg, died on the 29th of the 
same month, ae. 65. 

Grinnell, Mr. William, New Bedford, 29 
Oct , ae 89 yrs., 5 days ; a soldier of the 
revolution. He was formerly of Little 
Compton, R. I. 

Hall, Mr. Frederick A., Andover, 7 June, 
ae. 16 ; only son of Hon. N. K. Hall, Post- 
master General of the U. S. He was a 
student at the Academy at the time, and 
was a young man of great promise. 

Haskins, Ralph, Esq., Roxbury, 9 Nov. 
ae. 73 ; a well known merchant of Bos- 
ton, formerly a partner of Theodore 
Lyman. Mr. H. was one of a family ol 
13 children, of whom it is singularly 
remarkable, that for 60 years but a 
single death occurred amongst them ; 
and at the death here recorded, the ag- 
gregate ages of the 13 children was 
just one thousand years. A daughter ol 
Mr. Haskins is the wife of Prof. Jevvett, 
the accomplished Librarian of the 
Smithsonian Institution at Washington 

Haynes ; Mr. Abijah, Strongsville, Ohio. 
7 July, ae. 85. Mr. II. moved from 
Wilmington, Vt., to Strongsville, in 1S17, 
being the fourth or fifth family in that 

Henshaw, Hon. David, Leicester, 11 Nov , 
in the 62d year of his age. Mr. II. was 
born in L., in April, 1791. He was the 
sonof David Henshaw, Esq , who died 
in 1808, and grandson of Daniel, who 
moved from Boston to Leicester, with a 
large family, in 1743. The first ances- 
tor in this country was Joshua, who 
settled in Dorchester, prior to 1664 
His family in England were respected 
for rank, wealth, and influence. A full 
genealogy of the family is in possession 
of John Henshaw, Esq., a well known 
merchant of this city, a brother of the 

Holt, Stephen, Esq , New York, 5 Sept., 
ae. 71. Mr. II. was of Salem, and well 
known as former proprietor of Holt's 
Hotel, in New York City. 

Hooper, John G., Esq., Marblehead, 5 
Nov., ae. 824; yrs. 

Hopkins, Mr. Peter, Foster, R. I., in his 
98th year ; a revolutionary soldier. 

How, Mr. Farnum, Newbury port, ae. 89 
yrs. 10 mos ; a soldier of the revolution 

Kidder, Mr. Francis, Bristol, N. H., 7 
Nov.,ae. 68 Formerly of Andover, Ms 

Kidder, Mrs. Hannah P., Medford, 25 
Oct., ae. 69 ; wife of Mr. Samuel Kidder 

Lawrence, Hon. Myron, Belchertown, 7 
Nov., ae. 53 ; native of Vt., a grad. 

Light, Mrs. Elizabeth Caldwell, Boston, 

18 Oct., wife of Mr. G. W. Light, and 
eldest dau. of Mr. Ezra Palmer. 

Lincoln, Hon. John W., Worcester, 4 
Oct. He commanded a company of 
volunteers in the last war with Eng- 
land, since which he has held numerous 
offices, and recently that of High Sheriff 
of the County of Worcester. 

Lockf., Mrs. Judith \V., Roxbury, 30th 
Nov.. ae. 91 years 11 months. 

Lord, Nathaniel, Jr., Esq., Ipswich, 20 
Oct.,ae. 72. He was a descendant from 
Robert L., who came to Ipswich in 1636 ; 
was son of Isaac and Susanna ; b. Sept. 
1780 ; H. C. 179S— was appointed Reg- 
ister of Probate for the County of Essex 
by the late Gov. Strong, May, 1815, 
which office he held till June, 1851. 

Mason, Mr. Amasa, Providence, R. I., 13 
Nov. He was one of the pioneers in 
the finer class of cotton manufacture, 
and has left a large estate. 

Maverick, Mrs. Rebecca, N. York, 19 
Oct., ae. 96 ; re'ict of Mr Peter R. Mav- 

McI.ntire, Alexander, Esq., York, Me., 
June, ae. 78. He was town-clerk for 
about 40 years ; and had also been a 
selectman of the tuwn, judge of the 
county court, and collector of the cus- 

Merrill, Mr. Daniel, Hoi lis, N. H., ae. 
91 ; a soldier of the revolution, and one 
of Arnold's lifeguard just previous to 
his treason. 

Milliken, Mrs. Susan, Blount Desert, Me., 
Aug., ae. 101. 

Morrison, Mr. Moses, Phipsburg, Me., ae. 
96; a patriot of the revolution. 

Muncreef, Mr. Joseph, Boston, 12 Oct , 
ae. 87 yrs. 6 mos.; a revolutionary pen- 

Munson, Dr. iEneas, N. Haven, Ct., 22 
Aug., ae. 88. 

Newbegin, Mr. George, Parsonsfield, Me., 
June, ae.93 ; a soldier of the Revolution, 
and a first Lieutenant in the war of 

Noyes, Parker, Esq., Franklin, N. H. 19 
Aug., ae. 78. 

Otis, Mrs. Abigail, widow of Dr. dishing 
Otis, Boston, 9 Aug., ae. 79. 

Paige, Lucius R. Jr., Cambridgeport, 28 
Oct., ae. 23. He was the only son of 
Rev. Lucius R. Paige. 

Palmer, Mrs. Augusta Temple, dau. of 
Sir John Temple, Bart., and sister of 
the late Mrs. T. L. Winlhrop — in Ver- 
sailles. France, 18 Augt. 

Parkman, Rev. Francis, D. D., Boston, 11 
Nov., in his 65th year. He was a son 
of Samuel P., Esq., a merchant of great 
wealth, and grandson of Ebenezer P., 
minister, of Westboro', who d. 1782, ae. 
80. The late Geo. Parkman, M. D., 
was his brother. 


Marriages and Deaths. 


Phelps, Mr. David, Duxbury, Vt., ae. 105 
yrs ; a revolutionary pensioner. 

Pierce, Erasmus James, Esq., Mount 
Airy, Germantown, Pa., 26 Aug., ae. 
71. Mr. P. was a native of Boston, and 
for many years an enterprising manufac- 
turer and merchant of Philadelphia. 

Poor, Mr. Jonathan, Nevvburyport, 6 Oct., 
ae. 715. 

Powell, Mr. Jeremiah, Whitestown, N 
Y., 29 Aug., ae. 101 yrs., 8 mos., 14 
days ; a revolutionary pensioner. 

Qtjimbv, Mrs. Sarah F., wife of Mr. Philip 
Q., Haverhill, Nov., ae. 82. 

Rindge, John P., Portsmouth, N. H., 1st 
week in June. His death, (says the 
Portsmouth Gazette,) brings to mind the 
remembrance of his son,Wm H. Rindge. 
whose disinterested act of benevolence 
in saving a child from the great fire in 
New York, in 1835, is probably remem- 
bered by many of our readers. Mrs. 
Sigourney described the thrilling scene 
in verse, under the title of "The Noble 
Sailor." It was on that eventful night 
that young Rindge contracted a cold 
which, five years after, laid him in an 
early grave. It was not until his life 
had nearly closed that he disclosed the 
fact that he was the person who then 
perilled his life to save another. 9 June. 

Russell, Capt. Nathaniel, Plymouth, 21 
Oct., ae. 83 ; the oldest citizen of Ply- 
mouth County, and a well known mer- 
chant and ship owner. — Transcript. 

Rumford, Countess of, Concord, Dec, ae. 
78. She was the dau. of the well known 
Benjamin Thompson, of Woburn, whom 
the turbulent times of the Revolution 
caused to abandon his country. For 
his scientific and military attainments 
he was knighted, and going into Bava- 
ria, was there created a Count of the 
Empire. His wife was Mrs. Sarah, 
wid. of Rev. Benj. Rolfe, first minister 
of Concord, N. H. She was a dau. of 
Rev. Timothy Walker. 

Sargent, Miss Catharine, Boston, dau. of 
the late Epes Sargent., Esq., ae. 77. 

Sargeant, Hon. John, Philada., Pa., 18 
Nov., ae. 72. He was one of the great 
men of Pennsylvania, and, indeed, of 
the U. States. His history as a public 
man, is in the history of the country. 

Smith, Mrs. Mary, Brookfield, Mass., 11 
June, ae. 96 yrs., 25 days. She was 
the wife of Capt. Israel Smith, a revolu- 
tionary soldier, who survives her ; and 
is about one year and eight months her 
senior. They lived together in the mar- 
ried relation 79 years ; have had 14 
children, 37 grand-children, 58 great- 
grand-children, and 6 great-great-grand- 

Sprague, Joseph E., Esq., Salem, 22 
Feb. ae. 69. He was son of Dr. Wm. 

Stearns, grad. H. C, 1804. soon after, 
which he took the name of Sprague, the 
name of his maternal family. He held 
many important offices in the County of 
Essex. His death was caused by apo- 
plexy ; and it has been observed as a 
remarkable circumstance, that his grand- 
father Sprague died of the same malady, 
in the same room of the same house, 
and nearly of the same age. 

Stafr, Dr. John, North wood, N. H,, 8 
Sept., 1851, aged 07. H. C. 1804. He 
was son of Dr. Ebenezer Starr, of Dun- 
stable, N. H.; studied medicine with Dr. 
Matthias Spalding, of Amherst, N. H., 
and commenced practice in Peterboro', 
N. H., where he remained three years, 
excepting a brief absence during the 
war of 1812, as a Surgeon of the Second 
Regiment of the New Hampshire De- 
tached Militia, commanded by Col. John 
Steele, of Peterboro'. From Peierboro' 
Dr. Starr removed to Northwood, where 
he continued in practice 38 years. 

Starr, Mr Nathan, Middleton, Ct., 31 
Aug., ae. 68£ years. He was son of 
Nathan S., senr., born 14 April, 1755, 
who was a Major in the Revolutionary 
war. Nathan, Jr., was born 20 Feb., 
1781. For many years he was engaged 
in the manufacture of rifles and other 
arms, for government, in which business 
he acquired a competent property. In 
the latter part of the year 18 10, with 
two other gentlemen and two servants, 
he made a journey from New York, by 
way of Philadelphia and Carlisle, to 
Pittsburg, and thence down the Ohio and 
Mississippi to New Orleans, which was 
then no ordinary undertaking, and oc- 
cupied the party 81 days. 

Stone, Mr. Luther, Saxonville, 16 Nov., 
ae. 66. 

Stone, Rev. Mieah, Brookfield, 20 Sept., 
ae. 82, grad. H. C. 1790. 

Stowers, Joseph. Esq., North Chelsea, 31 
Aug., 1851, aged 77 years and 10 
months. He was born in Chelsea, 10 
Nov., 1773, grad. H. C. 1793. He was 
Justice of the Peace, Town Clerk, Town 
Treasurer, Selectman, Repiesentative, 
and in fact made himself " generally 
useful'' to the people of his native 

Strong, Hon. Henry, LL. D., Norwich. 
Ct., 12 Nov., 1852, ae. 64. He grad. at 
Yale C. in 1806, and was a Tutor in the 
same institution from 1808 to 1810. At 
an early age he entered the legal pro- 
fession, and for a long period, as a law- 
yer of profound attainments he had few 
equals, and no superiors, in his own 
State. He was the son of the Revd. 
Joseph Strong, D. D , who was pastor of 
the First Congregational Church in Nor- 
wich for more than 56 years. He 


Marriages and Deaths. 


descended from John S., who arrived 
from Taunton, England, May, 1030, 
and settled in Dorchester, and thence 
removed to Windsor, and in 1659, to 
Northampton. The great grandfather 
of Henry was one of IS children, 15 of 
whom m and had families. He early 
moved from Windsor to Woodbury, Ct.. 
where his grandfather, the Rev. Na- 
than, was born, 1716. He graduated at 
Y. C, in 1742, and was ordained pastor 
of the 2d. Cong. Church in Coventry, 
in 17-15. soon after it was formed. He 
m. a daughter of the Rev. Joseph 
Meacham, of Coventry, and a grand- 
daughter of the Rev. John Williams, of 
Deerfield, the general circumstances of 
whose tragical history are well known. 
The Rev. Nathan, of Coventry, was^ 
the father of the Rev. Drs., Nathan of 
Hartford, and Joseph of Norwich His 
mother was Mary, daughter of the Hon. 
Jabez Huntington, of Norwich. John, of 
Northampton, was the emigrant ances- 
tor of Gov. Caleb S., of Mass., Jonathan 
S., D. D.. of Randolph, Judge S., of Am- 
herst, and other distinguished individu- 
als of the name in this country. a w. 

Sturges, Mr. Josiah, New York, 22 Feb., 
aged 78. He was son of Jonathan 
Sturges, of Fairfield, Conn., Judge of 
the Supreme Court of Connecticut, and 
was born 10 September, 1773; grad H. 
C. 1795. He was a merchant in New 
York, and was at one time wealthy, but 
lost his property during the war of 1812. 

Sturtevant, Seth, Hartford, Oxford Co., 
Me., 11th July, in the 93d year of his 
age. Mr. S. was with Washington at 
Valley Forge, and was in the battles of 
Stillwater and Monmouth. He was 
perfectly well on the day of his death. 
He arose from his seat, wound up his 
clock, reseated himself and fell asleep. 
He died sleeping in his chair. The first 
intimation the family had of his death 
was his unusual silence. 

Tarbell, Mrs. Mary, Lunenburg, 7 June. 
ae. 92 ; wife of Solomon Tarbell, and 
oldest inhabitant of the town. 

Tarbell, Thomas, Esq., at Jamaica Plain. 
A well known merchant of Boston. 
While walking, in Roxbury, he dropped 
down dead, supposed from disease of 
the heart. He was for many years one 
of the Overseers of the Poor; a Director 
of the House of Industry, and an active 
member of the Howard Benevolent So 
ciety. He d. 28 April, ae. 69. 

Taylor, Mrs. Margaret, widow of Gen 
Zachary Taylor, late President of the 
U. S., d. at Pascagoula, 14 August. 

Thomas, Col. John B., Plymouth, 2 Dec, 
ae. 85 ; son of the late Judge Thomas. 
He grad H. C. 1806. He was a gentle- 
man of great consideration in the Old 

Colony, holding important offices with 
integrity and filling them with ability. 
Thompson, Hon. Benjamin, Charlestown, 

24 Sept., ae. 51 yrs., 1 mo., 19 ds. Mr. 
T. has held many important and respon- 
sible offices in the town of Charlestown, 
and was several times one of its Repre- 
sentatives to the State Legislature. He 
has been twice elected a representative 
to Congress from the Fourth District ; 
the last term to expire on the 4th of 
March next. This is the third death 
that has occurred within a few weeks in 
the Congressional delegation from Mass- 
achusetts, Robert Rantonl, Jr., and Orin 
P. Fowler having preceded Mr. Thomp- 

Tufts, Mr. Caleb, Mystic, Ct., 20 Oct., 
ae. 90. 

Tltts, Mrs. Susanna, Medford, 23 Oct ; 
the oldest inhabitant of the town. 

Vance, Joseph, Ex-Governor of Ohio, at 
his residence, near Urbania, O., 24 Aug. 
He was an old resident of the stale, and 
had been a memb. of Congress. 

Wadleigh, John, Shaker Village, N. H., 
ae 95 yrs., 7 mos., and 23 days. He 
was at the battle of Bunker Hill, 17 
June, 1775, and one of the last to leave 
the scene of action. He was one of the 
founders of the Shaker community, now 
about 70 years ago. 

Wallev, Hon. Samuel H., Burlington, Vt., 

25 July, 1850; a well known and es- 
teemed citizen of Boston. Mr. W. was 
on a journey, and died of an attack of 
dysentery. He was father of the present 
Samuel II. W alley, of Roxbury. 

Wellington. Arthur Welleslev, Duke of. 
Walmcr Castle, Kent, Tuesday P.M. 
14 Sept. ae. 83. He completed his 83d 
year 1 May last. His bare titles would 
make a column in this work. In the 
London Times 21 columns are devoted 
to him, and still the task was unfinished. 
He is succeeded by his eldest son, Arthur, 
Marquis of Douro, b. in 1807, who is m. 
but is sans issue. 

Webster, Hon. Daniel, Secretary of State 
of the U States, died at his residence in 
Marshfield, near Plymouth, Ms , 22 min- 
utes before three o'clock, Sunday morn- 
ing, October the 24th, ae. 70 years, 9 
months, and 6 days. 

Respecting the first ancestor of Mr. 
Webster in America, genealogists differ, 
some stating his name to be John, and 
others Thomas. Without being able to 
settle the point with certainty, on the 
authority of Mr. Lancaster, in his His- 
tory of Gilmanton, however, we begin 
with John. We then rely upon the 
Hampton records and a comparison of 
the printed statements; and although 
much pains has been taken in this notice, 
yet it may not be entirely correct. 


Marriages and Deaths. 


John Webster came from Ipswich, = 
Co. Suffolk, Eng. ; settled in Ipswich, 
JN. Eng.; freeman, 1635. 


Thomas, sealed in 
Hampton, N. H. ; 
m.2Nov. 1G57 ; d. 
5 Jan. 1715, a}. 83. 


Stephen. Nathan. Israel. 

Four Thomas, Ebenezer, b. 1 Aug. 

daugh- b. 2 Jan. 1667 ; served much 

ters. 1665. in the Indian wars. 

Settled in Kingston, 



Judkins ; 

m. July, 


Ebenezer of Kings- = Susannah Bachel- Joseph. 

ton, m. 20 July, 1738. 

dcr, a descendant 
of the Rev. Ste- 
phen B. of Hamp- 
ton, &,c. 

Isaac, b. John. b. Joshua, 

12 April, 16_ Feb. b. 8No- 

1670; m. 1673 ;m. vemb'r, 

Alary Abiah 1676. 

Hutchins. Shaw. 

Five daugh- 


Ebenezer, b. 22 Apr. = 2d. Abigail East- 

1739 ; settled in Sal- 
isbury; distinguished 
in the old French war 
andRev'n. D. 1806. 

man of Salisburv. 
d. 14 April, 1816, 
aet. 76. 

Hon. Ezekiel 

Webster, d. 

at Concord, 10 

April, 1829, 


1. Grace 
d. in N. 
Y., Jan. 



young youn 

— — ^/ 



only sur- 
vivor, m. 

d. young. 

d. young. 


m. & left 



settled in 

Canada j 

left iss. 

left iss. 

d. unm. 

m. - 

A correspondent of the New York 
Times has been giving a very interesting 
series of letters, dated in New Hamp- 
shire, concerning Mr. Webster's early 
life. In the last of the series, of a recent 
date, he writes as follows : — 

" In an old paper, the " Portsmouth 
Oracle," printed June 11. 1803, I read 
yesterday the announcement, " Married 
in Salisbury, Daniel Webster, Esq., of 
this Town, to Miss Grace Fletcher." 
I have seen the house in which Mrs. 
Fletcher then resided. Driving one day 
with Mr. Webster he pointed it out. 

The father of this young lady was the 
Rev. Elijah Fletcher, of Hopkinton. 
He was the son of Mr. Timothy Fletch- 
er, of Westford, Massachusetts, whose 
wife was Bridget, the third daughter 
of Captain Zachariah Richardson, of 
Chelmsford. Mr. Fletcher graduated 
at Harvard in 1709. He was or- 

IIon. Daniel = 2. Caroline, 

Webster, b. 

18 Jan., 1782; 

d. 24 October, 


dau. Herman 
L.e Roy, 

of N. York, 
who sur- 
vives him. 
no iss. 

Sarah m. 
W., her 

cousin ; 

d. 1831. 

Julia m. 
Mr. S. A. 
of Bos- 

a Major 

in the 


war, d. 

in the 


dained January 27, 1772, and died 
April 8, 1786, aged 39. Few men were 
ever more respected or beloved. Of the 
five ministers who had been settled in 
Hopkinton, previous to 1620, he is the 
only one who died in the ministry. One 
who knew him well says of him, "he 
was the patron of many students, and 
among them the late President Webber, 
of Harvard College, whom he found a 
poor boy in his parish, possessed of na- 
tive genius, and disposed for improve- 
ment. Mr. Fletcher prepared him for 
College, and assisted him in procuring 
an education. The President ever ac- 
knowledged his obligations to his early 
instructor and friend. Mr. Fletcher left 
four children, three daughters and one 
son. One [Bridget] married Mr. [Jo- 
siah] White, of Pittsfield, and had a son 
Timothy, and other children ; one mar- 
ried Hon. Israel W. Kclley, of Salisbury, 


Marriages and Deaths. 


and the oiher married Mr. Webster. 
Timothy Fletcher, the only son, was. 
and perhaps is, a merchant in Portland. 
Mr. Fletcher's widow married the Rev. 
Christopher Paige, and died at Salisbury, 
July 9, 1821, aged 67." 

Wetherbee, Mr. Ephraim, Bolton, Jan. 31, 
ae.95§ years. He was a native of Stow, 
and was residing there when the news 
of the skirmish at Concord reached him. 
whereupon he marched for the scene of 
hostilities without delay. He served 
afterwards in the army in other places. 

Whiting, Mrs. Abner. Dedham, 31 Aug.. 
ae. 85. 

Wiu.ard, Ashbel, M. D., Wrentham, 20 
Nov., ae. 85. 

Windship, Charles William, M. D., Rox- 
bury, 27 Aug., ae. 79; H. C, 1793; 
formerly an eminent physician in Bos- 
ton ; a worthy and excellent man. He 
was fitted for college at the South Gram- 
mar School, in Boston, at the visitation 
of which, in 1789, he delivered an ora- 
tion on the " Progress and Advantages 
of a Good Education," which was printed 
in the papers of the time, being then but 
16 years of age. His father, Amos W., 
was with Paul Jones, in his desperate 
battle with Sir Richard Pearson. 

Wood, Mr. lchabod, Pelham, Ms., 1 1 Sept., 
ae. 92. He was a native of Middleboro', 
Ms.; joined Capt. Lemuel Wood's com- 

pany at the age of 14, and marched to 
Koxbury, where he joined the main 
army. He afterwards served in Rhode 
Island, was taken prisoner near New 
York, and put on board the prison ship 
with 400 of his comrades, where he 
suffered almost the extremity of starva- 
tion and disease. In 179U he married 
Miss Lucy Burnay. They had eight 
children, and survived them all. Mrs. 
Wood is still living, at the advanced 
age of 85. 

Woolsey, Mrs. Martha, New Haven, 3 
Nov., very suddenly ; wife of President 
W., of Yale College. 

Wormeley, Rear Admiral Ralph Ran- 
dolph, Utica, N. Y., 26 June, of apoplexy, 
ae. 67, oi H. B. M. Navy. He was an 
American by birth, (a Virginian, his 
mother being, a dau. of Sir John Ran- 
dolph,) and an Englishman by early 
adoption. But his heart was never 
weaned from his native land. He was 
a man of rare excellence of disposition, 
and strong individuality of character. 
He is suddenly called to join his beloved 
son James, who died 10 Jan., 1851, aged 
25 years. See Reg., Vol.' V., p. 268, 
269 ; also O'Byrne's Naval Biography. 

Wyman, Mr. Nathan, Woburn, 30 Nov., 
ae. 69 ; he was son of Nathan and Mary 
W., and father of Mr. Nathan Wyman, 
the present Town Clerk of Woburn. 


[Communicated by Miss Caroline Whiting, of Dedham, Bis. 

Thomas Payne born 1612, died Aug. 3, 1G86 ; it was his grandson 
who died Sept. 6, 1G86. . 

Thomas Payne b. 1644, d. between Jan. 24, and Feb. 25, 1725-6, and 
not "3— 2— 1697." His will was dated Jan. 24, and proved Feb. 25, 
1725-6. He m. 1. Rebecca Peck, April 25, 1671. She died 28—9— 
1682. He soon, probably, m. a second wife, named Margaret — as ap- 
pears thus : — " Thomas, son of Thomas Payne, d. Sept. 6, 1686." " Mar- 
garet Payne died Sept. 16, 1686." (Probably an infant) " Thomas, son 
of Thomas and Margaret Payne, born Sept. 5, 1687." " Thomas Payne d. 
April 3, 1697." (Probably, the preceding.) " Thomas Payne (Sen.) 
and Mary Lamson m. Aug. 20, 1689.'' " Mary, dau. of Thomas and 
Mary Paine, born Oct. 16, 1693." She married Josiah Smith, and was 
the only surviving child of her father. " Mary, wife of Thomas Pain died 
April 5, 1718." " Mary Payne died Oct. 25, 1694 :— Probably Mary 
Day, wife of John Payne. Josiah and Mary (Paine) Smith, of Dedham, 
had, 1. Mary, b. Nov. 6, 1716, m. a Mr. Graves. M. Rebekah, b. Nov. 
14, 1722, m. Thomas Payn, of Needham, Nov. 22, 1744. 3. Thomas, 
b. Feb. 15, 1725, m. Rebekah Wilson, of Dedham, Jan. 8, 1756. Their 
son, Josiah Smith, m. Sarah, dau. of Sam'l Lewis, and inherited the Paine 
homestead, which is now in possession of his only son Thomas Smith. 
Thomas and Rebecca (Smith) Payn, of Needham, had child. : Samuel, 
Rebecca, Anna and Phebe, who signed a receipt Nov. 26, 1785. This Thos. 
Payne of Needham, was probably a grandson of John and Mary P. of 

104 Miscellaneous Items. [Jan. 1853. 

'We would respectfully call attention to our Catalogue of works on 
the Cover of this Number of the Register, as it is a list of such books and 
tracts as are calculated to facilitate the inquiries of persons engaged in 
Historical and Genealogical pursuits. 

Payment for the New England Historical and Genealogical Register for 
the year 1853 has been received from the following subscribers : — 

Samuel Sewall, Burlington, $2 00 
J. B. Bright, Waltham, . 2 CO 

Wm. A. Otis, Cleveland, O., 2 00 
Calvin Fletcher, Indianapolis, 

Ind 2 00 

A. S. Wood, Woburn, . . 2 00 
A. M. Haines, Galena, 111., . 2 00 
John Dean, Boston, (2 copies), 4 00 

JohnWentworth, Chicago, 111., $2 00 
N. K. Hall, Buffalo, . . 2 00 
Nathl. Goodwin, Hartford, . 2 00 
H. L. Danforth, Taunton, . 2 00 
E. Davis VVestford, . . 2 00 
John Boyd, W. Winstead, Ct., 2 00 
Electa Jones, Stockbridge, . 1 00 
Stephen H.Long,Louisville,Ky.,2 00 

Donations in books, papers, &c, have been received for the Library of 
the Society, since October last, from the following sources, viz. : — 

Charles H. Atherton, Wm. Jackson, Saml. A. Green, 

Charles F. Adams, C. E. Potter, Dexter M. Leonard, 

Maturin Ballou, J. L. Sibley, Alfred Little, 

Charles Browne, Wm. Whiting, J. S. Loring, 

David Beal, Jr., Wm. H. Montague, L. Lea, 

Frederic Kidder, F. W. Prescott, R. R. Hinman, 

Jacob Turner, Smithsonian Institution, James Riker, Jr. 


Vol. VI, p. 297, I. 7 from foot, for soe found read sentenced. 

Vol. VI, p. 365, /. 2 from top, dele the word labored. 

Vol. VI, p, 361, Z. 11 from top, for 1826 read 1836. 

Vol. VI, p. 388, I. 3 from foot, for 813 read 313. 

In Vol. VI, p. 373, it is said that the Rev. Ebenezer Gay of Hingham, 
" died unmarried." This is an error. He was married, and left descend- 
ants. In a future Number his family will be attended to. 

Vol. VI, p. 20. Timothy Mather's wife, by whom he had his children, 
was Katherine, daughter of Maj. Humphrey Atherton. 

Vol. VII, p. 40, I. 3 of note f, for This note r. This date. 

Vol. VII, p. 63, Z. 2 of note *, for June r. May. 

Vol. VI, p 372, last Z. of last fl but one, dele and. 

Vol. VI, p. 371, 7. 3 from bottom, D. C. to be expunged. 

(Rev. William G. Ballantine, of Westficld, was ordained at Washington, 
June 15, 1774. Vide, Barber's His. Col. Worcester Ed. 1839, p 101.) 

Also, same p. 16th Z. from bottom, for Rev. Joshua Lothrop, read Rev. 
Joseph Lathrop. 

Additions. — Before King in bottom line may be inserted Seth. 

Add these items respecting the children of Rev. Ebenezer Gay, D. D., 
of Sufficld, Ct., p. 373. The name of his other son was William, and a 
grad. of Y. C, 1789. 

His daughter Mary m. Timothy Swan. He was the author of several 
popular pieces of music, and probably " China" and " Poland" are as well 
known as any of them. His dau. Lucy m. David Bronson of Suffield, Ct., 
the father of Hon. David Bronson of Bath, Me. In 1804, she m. the late 
Benj. Swan, Esq., of Woodstock, Vt. She d. 8th Oct., 1852, ae. 78 years. 




VOL. VII. APRIL, 1853. NO. 2. 

ON WEDNESDAY, JAN. 12, 1853.* 

Gentlemen of the New England Historic-Genealogical Society : 

Entering upon the duties of the Presidency of this Association. 
I should violate my sense of propriety if J failed to acknowledge 
the kindness which has prompted you to confer upon me this un- 
merited honor. 

Of those whom I see around me, some have devoted not only 
the energy of youth, but the maturer years of manhood, to labo- 
rious researches in historic lore. Some have already won " golden 
opinions" — the just reward of successful literary enterprise ; — oth- 
ers, by persevering toil and study, are now laying, in silence and 
privacy, the foundations of many valuable works. 

To me, the unceasing duties of a profession, always too engross- 
ing, have left comparatively little opportunity for such researches ; 
but they have spared me time enough to appreciate the rich treas- 
ures already garnered up, by other hands, in this storehouse of an- 
tiquities — time enough to look with earnest desire upon the wide 
and waving harvest, wnich now stands ready for the reaper's 
sickle — time enough to be penetrated with profound respect for 
those who have done so much to elucidate the early genealogy 
and history of New England, — and to acquire a deep interest in 
the welfare and prosperity of this honorable Society. These facts 
constitute the only excuse I can offer for consenting to occupy, in 
this Association, the position to which your unexpected partiality 
has called me. 

What, Gentlemen, are the purposes for which this Institution 
was formed, and why is it entitled to our favorable regard ? The 
answer may be briefly stated. 

* Printed and published at the request, and in pursuance cf a vote of the Society. 
Andrew H. Ward, Stephen T. Farwell, and Moses Plimpton, Committee. 


108 Address before the Hist. Genealogical Society. [April, 

what he owes to the past and to the future, will rarely fail to per- 
form his duties to the present. There is no danger in lending 
strength to every motive that prompts to honorable actions. 

As the country grows older, the interest felt in genealogical 
studies is becoming more general. The time will come when it 
will be considered more fortunate to be able to trace one's lineage 
to the early Pilgrims, than to the race of any of the royal families 
of Europe. And few will be found, with any considerable educa- 
tion, who will not desire to know all that can be ascertained in 
relation to the earliest members of their family on this side of the 
ocean. How can these genealogies be ascertained if we linger a 
few more years until the unsparing hand of time has destroyed 
the ancient family records, wills and documents, erased the inscrip- 
tions on the tombstones, — till fire, and water, and mould, and stu- 
pid indifference have made way with the last traces of written 
evidence ? It will be found that the relationships between the 
Pilgrims and their descendants cannot be traced or proved — it will 
be lost forever. An impassable giflf will yawn between these 
ancient and modern times, spanned only by the treacherous and 
uncertain bridge of conjecture. 

Every year is advancing the work of destruction. We can now 
save only scattered fragments. Suppose that this Society had 
been instituted on the landing of the Pilgrims in 1620 ; that ev- 
ery important record had been preserved ; every marriage, birth, 
death and descent had been duly recorded ; all books written on 
this side of the ocean had been collected, and some sketch of the 
lives of each of the leading men in the colony, as well as a mem- 
orandum of their birthplaces and families in England, together 
with some account, however brief, of the real estates they owned 
or occupied here ; — how interesting would such a library be to us ! 
What volumes of conjectures would have been rendered unneces- 
sary ; what light would be thrown upon the history of families ; 
how many spots would have become classic ; how grateful should 
we feel for this priceless bequest to us, their posterity ! 

Now let us remember that we stand towards those who succeed 
us in the same relation as that in which they stood to us ; but we 
have the twofold duty to gather up the torn and mutilated rem- 
nants of the history of years that have passed, and to transmit 
these, together with the complete record of our own times, to our 

It is one of the ends of our Society to accomplish this great 
work ; and, as the Herald's College in London is visited by 
Englishmen who desire to ascertain their pedigree, so shall /this 
Library be sought for to show the descents of those Americans 
who claim to have in their veins the noble blood of the Puritans. 
And soon the time will have passed away when it will be possi- 
ble to obtain any evidence of some of the most important histori- 
cal facts. Regrets for their loss, however profound, will be una- 

1853.] Address before the Hist. Genealogical Society. 109 

If the present generation disappears without preserving the 
records of the facts which show our connection with the Pilgrims, 
no wealth, no industry, can ever supply the deficiency. It will 
be hopeless to attempt to recover the records of wanting facts. 
Even now, it is with difficulty that many families can trace np 
their genealogies to the first settlers, with the aid of the oldest liv- 
ing witnesses, who bear in their memories the only traditionary evi- 
dence of facts which have not been recorded. What will be the 
despair of those who come after us, if these ancient men are in 
their graves, and all their recollections of their early youth and 
of transmitted facts are buried with them ! 

It is of little importance that Farmer's Register and other works 
of similar character have preserved some accounts of many early 
families, if the connecting link between them and their descend- 
ants is missing. The disheartening phrase, " Supposed to be 
descended from," will unhappily too often appear in the genea- 
logical table. These connecting families should at once be re- 
corded, and not a single year should be allowed to pass before 
attempting to carry out some plan for that purpose. 

Let it not be thought that we arc working for ourselves alone ; 
nor for those only who are now living ! But let us remember 
that thousands yet unborn will bless the pious hands that rescued 
from oblivion or destruction these precious records. Nor is it to 
New England only that we devote our labor and our efforts. The 
star of empire has risen in the western sky, and its trail of light 
streams across the continent, touching the rock of Plymouth, upon 
the Atlantic coast. There her first beams were kindled ; that 
was her birthplace. To Plymouth, to Massachusetts, the thou- 
sands who have left our shores, and the tens of thousands who 
have descended from them, will look with pious and filial affec- 
tion, as the birthplace of their ancestors. And the sons of the 
Western States will feel a manly pride in tracing their descent 
from the Christian founders of New England. 

Our duty is to gather and preserve those sybilline leaves, which 
every passing breath may scatter and destroy. 

2d. The second and not less important object of our Associa- 
tion relates to the History of New England, from the day when 
the first Northman hovered upon our coast, down to the present 
hour. That history must be written. Much has already been 
accomplished ; yet, when we reflect that we are now, as a 
people, more than two and one-third centuries old ; that we 
have had learned colleges, literary and historical societies many 
years in existence, whose peculiar duty it has been to push their 
researches into every nook and corner of historic inquiry, and 
when we see what an amount of facts heretofore unnoticed 
have been brought to light within a very few years 'past, we 
.cannot but lament that those who were watchmen on the towers 
of learning should have slept soundly through many a lustrum ; 

110 Address before the Hist. Genealogical Society. [April. 

that they should have let slip so many golden opportunities, now 
forever lost ; that they have left to the men of the present day the 
herculean task of repairing the crumbling ruins which they have 

What they left undone we must do. and the New England 
Historical and Genealogical Society will see to it that there shall 
be, sooner or later, a Local History of every Town in New Eng- 
land, as complete and perfect as can be made, by all the means 
which now are or shall hereafter be attainable. 

Gentlemen, this is a great work. Its accomplishment will re- 
quire years of laborious research, the united and determined effort 
of hundreds of scholars and writers, the energetic aid of all the 
friends of learning, the countenance and support of the commu- 

This work is already nobly begun ; I see around me authors 
whose names will go down to posterity with honor, identified 
with the places whose early fortunes they have recorded. 

When I reflect upon the untiring industry, the patient resolu- 
tion, the wide knowledge of cotemporary events, the critical ex- 
amination and analysis of conflicting authorities, and the solid 
judgment required in order to ascertain the facts of the history of 
a single town, I cannot doubt that such labors may give scope to 
the highest faculties of the educated mind. Indeed, to collect the 
materials, and write a good town history, is itself an education ; 
and he who succeeds in doing it need not show us any University 

Let us see, gentlemen, that due honor is paid to those who have 
enrolled themselves in this phalanx, this body-guard of history. 
In paying them due honors we do but show proper respect for 

The annals of every town must be written. Look at the map 
of these six states, and see how small a part of this historic land 
has thus far been explored. How few writers have yet appeared. 
How wide an area is at this hour unoccupied. How many mines, 
whose golden gates are yet unopened to the light, are only await- 
ing the antiquary's magic wand !f 

* It is not easy to overestimate the value of the researches in American history 
made by the Massachusetts Historical Society. Comprising among its members 
names most distinguished in the annals of American literature, it is entitled u> the 
respect and gratitude of every scholar and antiquary. 

f It is difficult to ascertain with precision the number of New England Town 
Histories now published ; since it is not certain that they are all to be found in our 
libraries. Not a few pamphlets, sermons, discourses, and orations have been issued, 
not aspiring to the dignity of history, and yet furnishing valuable materials. 

It is believed that far the most complete collection of works of this description, 
illustrating local history of New England towns, has been made by Samuel G. Drake. 
Esq., author of several valuable works on the American Indians, and of the History of 
Boston, now in course of publication. 

Judging from this collection, and such other means as at this moment are within 
my power to obtain, the number of towns in Massachusetts of which ,( Histories " have 

1853.] Address before the Hist. Genealogical Society. Ill 

We must find means to awaken the interest of some leading 
scholar in every town and village. Let him know what we are 
doing, what help we can afford, and induce him to begin the 
work ; to collect materials and furnish them to us, so that we may 
have within the four walls of this Library the Records essential 
for every local history, and so that, until such histories are com- 
pleted, we can preserve memorials of the facts from the danger of 
loss, and furnish them to all inquirers. 

With these advantages our Society will centralize the means 
of obtaining knowledge upon these subjects. 

Every one will know where to come, in order most advanta- 
geously to prosecute these researches ; and, as the modes of con- 
veyance are now so cheap and expeditious, there is no place more 
accessible to the people of New England than the capital. Boston 
itself would add to its reputation, by the acquisition of a Library, 
which would be useful to so many antiquarian scholars.* 

Already we have obtained many works peculiarly interesting to 
the Historian and Genealogist. 

A large number of Town Histories are now collected ; a con- 
siderable number of manuscripts, (which, if lost, it would be im- 
possible to replace,) documents, papers, pamphlets, bound and 
unbound, crowd our overloaded shelves. Donations come to us 

been written will not much exceed sixty-one : Of the remaining towns, sixty-nine have 
been the subject of discourses, more or less historical : leaving at least, one hundred 
and eighty-three towns, whose annals are as yet unwritten. 

Plymouth, Worcester and Berkshire counties, have each a History ; the latter two 
taking up each town by itself. These are not included in the above statement. 

And as the History of a single town sometimes embraces brief accounts of adjoin- 
ing towns, and contains many facts relating to other neighboring towns ; and as 
there may have been no inconsiderable number of more or less important works 
which have escaped recollection, or were never known to the writer, this estimate 
may prove far from exact ; but it is certain that not less than two-thirds of these 
towns are as yet without Historians. 

Massachusetts is far in advance of either of the other New England States, in this 
respect ; and it is believed that she has produced more Local Histories than all these 
states. If so, it will be seen that not onk-tenth part of the work proposed to be done 
is yet begun. 

* The Hi-toric-Genealo<rical Society has been organized about seven years. And 
duri jg this period it has published six volumes of its Register, containing about 
2500 pages. It is the unanimous opinion of Genealogists and Antiquaries, that no 
work of equal extent has been published in this country, which will compare with 
this in value, to those who are engaged in investigations of this description. Its 
complete indexes make its contents readily accessible. Among the works of our 
members recently produced, the ^Histories of Shrewsbury," " Roxbury," that invalua- 
ble work, the "Book of if e Indians" the " 100 Boston Orators," the " Genealogies of the 
Families of Ward,'" anil of " Prentice" the " History of New Ipswich" and of many 
other works of smaller size, might be enumerated. At least an equal number of 
works by members of this Association, are now in progress ; of which it is but justice 
to the author to mention the magnificent " Hisory of Boston," by the Corresponding 
Secretary. The extensive and important labors of our highly respected representative 
in England. Horatio Gates Somerby, Esq., have contributed largely to the elucida- 
tion of the early history of New England Families. If so much has been done in the 
infancy of this Society, what may we not hope for when the plans now organizing 
for the development of all its powers and resources shall be carried into full opera- 

112 Address before the Hist. Genealogical Society. [April, 

from various parts of this country, and from Europe. No gentle- 
man who gives us a book shall ever be forgotten. 

But much labor is to be done to render these rich treasures 
available. Books must be arranged, indexed, catalogued, and 
ample accommodations prepared for the enlargement of our Libra- 
ry, and for facilitating the labors of those who wish to use it. Of 
this it is not now necessary to say a word. I find among our 
friends a determination to do what ought to be done. 

But the building up of our Library, the completion of all its 
departments, by supplying the works that are wanted, is a serious 
undertaking. This also will be done. 

And the first step towards doing it is to make known to the 
public what we stand in need of; the next is, to give assurance 
that whatever Donations are made to this Corporation will be 
permanently preserved, and handed down to posterity. 

We wish to procure for the Library, every Town History 
which has been written, and every pamphlet or sermon relating to 
any Town History. 

The complete genealogy of every New England family, so far 
as it can be ascertained. 

All the Biographies yet written, illustrating the lives and 
characters of any persons originating in either of these six states. 

Every book, pamphlet or manuscript, of every description, writ- 
ten by any New England author. 

Complete Records of each Town and Parish. 

Copies or abstracts of all Wills and Deeds, (so far as relates 
to the recitals of relationship, or to facts of interest, J or, at least, 
we want copies of the Indexes of the parties to these Wills and 

Records of all the Births, Marriages and Deaths. 

Copies of all inscriptions on tombstones and monuments. 

Copies (or the originals.) of all records relating to the Old 
Indian Wars, the Revolution, or that of 1812, including enroll- 
ments, payrolls, lists of companies, commissariats' and quarter- 
masters' accounts, and every other document in relation to these 

Lists of officers and crews of vessels, engaged in our naval ser- 
vice during these eventful periods. 

Copies of old charters, records, government contracts, passengers 
in vessels to and from America, before 1700, to either of the Colo- 

Lists of names of members of all societies, private, public or 
political, including legislators, &c. 

Catalogues of all the Libraries of Europe and America. 

Directories of all Towns and Cities. 

Guide Books and Almanacs, especially those containing memo- 
randa of events. 

Complete files of Newspapers published in New England. 

1853.] Address before the Hist. Genealogical Society. 113 

Histories of Colleges arid Literary Institutions, and Catalogues 
of Students , Class Books, Records and Histories, and copies of 
Records of Societies in Colleges, &c. 

Drawings and Descriptions of Ancient Houses, Monuments. 
Churches, Implements of Agriculture, or of War. or of Domestic 

Ancient engravings of the portraits of New England people, or 
original or copied oil paintings, or statuary. 

All the Histories of the Counties of England. 

Copies of Coats of Arms, and Mottoes, and Books of Heraldry, 
and all other means of tracing or identifying families. 

Originals, or copies of Letters and Correspondence, which may 
give any information as to the writers, or any other person belong- 
ing to New England, in ancient times. 

We want every document that can throw light upon the life, 
character or times of any individual of New England origin. 

Finally, we want, in order to do justice to the present and 
future, as well as to the past, to keep a complete record of the 
births, marriages and deaths, and descents of every person in 
New England. 

Also, of all the statistical information which will be needed 
hereafter, to exhibit the progress of the country in any of those 
departments which are the proper subject of historic inquiry. 

It will be at once seen, that we have an arduous and compre- 
hensive work before us ; one which none of us will live to see 
fully accomplished. But it is worthy to be undertaken. It is 
one which, (when its importance is known,) will draw around us 
a host of coadjutors. Each one of us can do something ; each 
can invite his friends to do something ; steady perseverance and 
united effort will work wonders. 

Our labors are not for ourselves ; they are disinterested. Not a 
single person can be found who has joined our ranks for the pur- 
pose of ambition or of gain. Your nights of toil are witnessed 
only by the midnight lamp ; your reward is only the conscious- 
ness of adding to the stock of human knowledge and happiness, 
by saving from oblivion the perishing records of the past, while 
you kindle in our bosoms the flame of pious veneration for the 
really great and good who have gone before us. We care 
nothing for the rank or title of our ancestors ; it matters little 
whether they held the plough, wielded the sword, preached the 
gospel, or grasped the axe of the pioneer. If they were of the 
noble race who left all that was dear to them in Old England, for 
the sake of " freedom to worship God, after the dictates of their 
own conscience," and " to found a government more in consist- 
ence with their love of independence," these were the men whose 
names you intend to perpetuate, with the honor which belongs to 
the grandeur of their moral character. Their blood, flowing in 
the veins of their descendants shall, where men shall judge justly. 

116 Early Records of New Hampshire Families. [April, 

Barsham. — Annabell Barsham, d. of John Barsham, by Mehitabel his 
wife, 31st May, 1670. 

Mary, do. 26 February, 1671. 

Dorothy, do. 23 February, 1673. 

Sarah, do. 11 August, 167-. 

William, son do. 25 April, 1678. 

Brown. — Samuel, son of Jacob, by Sarah his wife, born 4th Novem- 
ber, 1686. 

John Brown, aged 98 yrs. died 28th February, 1686. 

Thos. son of Thos. Brown, by Abial, [may be Abra] his wife, born 
December 14, 1686. 

Bonmore. — Phillip Bonmore married to Rebecca Nock, widow, 28th 
September, 1669. 

Rebecca Bonmore, widow, died the 30th of March, 1680. [See Nock.] 

Blake.* — Dorothy, daughter of John Blake, by Francis his wife, born 
April 8, 1686. 

Badcock. — Nicholas Badcock, married to Ann Cole, the 11th 

1686, by Jus. Barefoote. 

Bussell. — William Bussell married to Ruth Stileman, the 5th of Sep- 
tember, 1687. 

Bryer. — Elisha Bryer married Abigail Drew, Portsmouth, 4th October. 

Margaret, their daughter, born Nov. 30, 1693. 

Abigail, " " " Deer. 11, 1695. 

Samuel, " son u 18 Sept., 1697. 

Sarah, u daughter, " 2nd February, 1700. 

Mary, " 4W " 21st August,' 1702. 

Berry. — Children of William Berry and Judah of New Castle. 

Elizabeth, b. October 15, 1686. 

Nathaniel, b. 13th February, 1688. 

Stephen, b 18th January, 1690. 

William, b. 18th November, 1693. 

Jeremiah, b. 8th March, 1695. 

Frederick, b. 15th January, 1697. 

Abigail, b. 15th March, 1699. 

Jane, b. 26th January, 1701. 

Bell. — Shadrach, son of Shadrach Bell, and Rachel his wife, was 
born July 3, 1685. 

1. Elizabeth, daughter, b. 19th March, 1687. 

2. Meshec, son, b. 29th January, 1689. 

3. Benjamin, b. 5th August, 1695. 

4. Thomas, son, b. 12th March, 1699. 

Cutt. — John Cutt married to Hannah Star, 30th July, 1662, by Mr. 
Dan forth. 

John Cutt, son of above, born 30th June, 1663. 

Elizabeth Cutt, d. of above, born 30th November, 1664, and died 28th 
September, 1665. 

Hannah Cutt, d. of above, born July 29, 1666. 

Mary Cutt, d. of above, born November 17, 1669. 

Samuel Cutt, son of above, born the . 

John Cutt, senior, President of the Province of New Hampshire, dyed 
27th of March, 1681. 

* Of Hampton— A. \V. B. 

1853.] Early Records of New Hampshire Families. 117 

John Cutt, son of Samuel and Elioner Cutt, born 2nd December, 1694. 

Samuel Cutt, son of Samuel and Elioner, born 23rd February, 1697. 

Coffin. — Abigail Coffin, daughter of Peter Coffin, by Abigail his wife, 
born 20th October, 1657. 

Peter Coffin, son of same, born 20th August, 1660. 

Joshua Coffin, " " born 16th September, 1663. 

Tristram Coffin," " born 18th January, 1665. 

Edward Coffin, " " born 20th February, 1669. 

Judith Coffin, daughter of same, born 4th February, 1672. 

Elizabeth Coffin, " " born 27th January, 1680. 

James Coffin married to Mary Severance, 1st November, 1663, by 
Captain Pike. 

Their daughter Mary, born 18th April, 1665. 

Chesley. — Thomas Chesley and Elizabeth Thomas were married the 
22nd of August, 1663, by Mr. Ed. Hilton. 

Thomas Chesley, son of above, born 4th June, 1664. 

Chapman. — Robert Chapman, son of Robert Chapman, by Elizabeth 
his wife, born 18th December, 1664, and died the 6th of January fol- 

Samuel Chapman, son of Samuel Chapman, Jr., of Hampton, and 
Phebe, his wife, born December 7, 1706. 

Clemens. — Robert Clemens married to Joanna Carr,2nd of April, 1667. 

Church. — Jonathan Church, son of John Church, by Abigail, his wife, 
born the 12th of April, 1666. 

John Church, son of Jno. and Abigail his wife, born 12th April, 1668. 

Ebenezer, son of do., born 25th February, 1669. 

Abigail, daughter of do., born 12th August, 1672. 

Canny. — Joseph Canny, son of Thomas Canny, senior, married to 
Mary Clements, 25th December, 1670. 

Joseph, their son, born 14th October, 1674. 

Jane, their daughter, born 16th December, 1671. [?] 

Mary, do., born 25th July, 1678. 

Clements. — Job Clements, senior, married Joane Leighton, 16th July, 
1673, by Major Waldern. 

Crown. — Henry Crown married to Alice Rogers, 1st May, 1676. 

John, son of above, born 10th November, 1679. 

Elizabeth, daughter of above, b. 27th May, 1684. 

Agnes, d. of above, b. 19th July, 1686. 

Rebecca, d. of above, b. 23rd January, 1689-90. 

William, son of above, b. 1st January, 1691-2. 

Clarke. — Jonathan Clarke married to Mary Magoon, 6th September, 
1686, by Jus: Wadleigh. 

Cluff. — John Cluff married to Mathew [Martha ?] Silly, [possibly may 
be Libby, or Sibly, but supposed to be for Cilley,] 15th January, 1686, 
by Jus: Green. 

Cash.* — Joseph, son of Joseph Cash, died 22nd January, 1686. 

Cox. — Moses Cox, aged about 93 yrs., died 28th May, 1687. f 

Clifford. — Mehitabel, d. of Israel Clifford, by Ann, his wife, born 
9th of July, 1686. 

John, son of John Clifford, Junior, by Sarah his wife, born 6th Februa- 
ry, 1686. 

* Identical with Cass.— A. W. B. f At Hampton.— A. W. B. 

120 Early Records of New Hampshire Families. [April, 

Footman. — John Footman married to Sarah Cromwell, 18th December, 

Follet. — Nicholas Follet married Mary Hall, both of Portsmouth, 
12th September, 1700. 

Samuel, their son, born December 8, 1704, and died 1709, May 4th. 

Nicholas, their son, born 25th August, 1707, and died 11th Dec, 1707. 

Greene. — John Greene married to Mary Jenkins, 12th September, 1666. 

Gullison. — Elihu Gullison married to Martha [reads like Bicker, but 
may not be] 10th November, 1674. 

Graffort. — Thomas Graffort married to Bridget Daniel, widow, the 
11th December, 1684, by Jus. , [cannot decipher it.] 

Garland. — Peter, son of Peter Garland by Elizabeth his wife, born 
4th October, 1686. 

Griffith. — Caleb Griffith m. Elizabeth, daughter of Ed. Ayers, 30th 
October, 1701. Their children : 

Caleb, b. 8 August, 1702. 

Edward, b. 1st February, 1703, and died 24th March, 1703-4. 

Joshua, b. 1st February, 1704. 

Gershom, b. 23rd September, 1707. 

Heard. — Children of John Heard by Elizabeth his wife : 

Benjamin, b. 20th February, 1643. 

Mary, b. 26th January, 1649. 

Abigail, b. 2nd August, 1651. 

Elizabeth, b. 15th September, 1653. 

Hannah, b. 25th November, 1655. 

John, b. 24th February, 1658. 

Joseph, b. 4th January, 1660. 

Samuel, b. 4th August, 1663. 

Nathaniel, b. 20th September, 1668. 

Trustrum, b. 4th March, 1666. 

[These two last entered as 1 have them.] 

Horn. — Children of William Horn by Elizabeth his wife : 

John, born 25th October, 1663. 

William, b. 11th May, 1674. 

Thomas, b. 28th November, 1676. 

Margaret, 10th May, 1679. 

Hall. — Grace Hall, daughter of John Hall by Elizabeth his wife, born 
16th March, 1663-4. 

Sarah Hall, daughter of Ralph Hall by Mary his wife, died 16th July, 

Hill. — Benjamin Hill, son of John Hill by Elizabeth his wife, born 
8th April, 1665. 

Hutcrtns. — Enoch Hutchins married to Mary Steevenson, 5th of 
April, 1667. 

Hunking. — Children of John Hunking and Agnes his wife : 

John, b. 2nd March, 1651, and died in England, July, 1666. 

Hercules, b. 11th July, 1656. 

John, b. 6th April, 1660. 

Peter, b. 20th March, 1662. 

Agnes, b. 2nd June, 1665. 

William, b. 6th January, 1667. 

Mark, b. 17th May, 1670. 

[This Mark was the father of Lieutenant Governor John Went- 
worth's wife.] 

18.53.] Early Records of New Hampshire Families. 121 

Ham. — John Ham married Mary Hoard, Gth of May, 1668. [See 
Heard.] Their ehildrcn : 

Mary, horn 2nd October, 1668. 

Elizabeth, b. 29th January, 1671. 

Joseph, b. 3rd of June, 1678. 

Hall. — John Hall, Jr. married Abigail Roberts, 8th November, 1671. 
by Capt. Waldern. Their children : 

John Hall, b. 27th June, 1673. 

Thomas Hall, b. 19th June, 1675. 

Abigail Hall, b. 24th February, 1679. 

Haynes. — Samuel Haynes married Mary Fifield, 9th January, 1672, 
before Mr. Samuel Dalton of Hampton. 

Hambleton. — Solomon Hambleton, son of David Hambleton, born 10th 
August, 1666. 

Jonathan, son of David Hambleton, 20th December, 1672. 

Haise.— John Haise and Mary his wife married 28th June, 1686, by 
Jus. Coffin. 

Horne. — John Home and Mary his wife were married 30th June, 
1686. by Jus. Coffin. 

Huggins. — Sarah Huggins, daughter of James Huggins, by Sarah his 
wife, born 12 December, 1672. 

Sarah, daughter of James Huggins by Sarah his wife, 12 December, 

James, son of James Huggins by Sarah his wife, born 16th July, 1675. 

Hodey. — John Hodey married to Mary lloddan [supposed to be] 21st 
June, 1675. 

Mary, daughter of John Iloddey by Mary his wife, born 1st March, 

John, son of John Hodey by Mary his wife, 27th August, 1679. 

Arthur, son of John Hody by Mary his wife, born 25th August, 1681. 

Samuel, son of John Hodey by Mary his wife, 4th October, 1683. 

Haynes. — Samuel Havnes, Jr., married to Mary Fifield, 9th January, 

Sarah Haynes, d. of Samuel Haynes bv Mary his wife, born 6th Octo- 
ber, 1673. 

Elianor, d. of Samuel Haynes by Mary his wife, born 23d Aug , 1675. 

Mathias, d. of Samuel Haynes by Mary his wife, born 7th of March, 

William, son of Samuel Haynes by Mary his wife, 7th of Jan., 1678. 

Mary, born 27th January, 1685. 

Samuel, born 5th July, 1687. 

Hayn:~:s. — Mathias Haynes married to Jane Bracket, 28th Dec, 1671. 

Samuel, son of above, born 25th December, 1674. 

Joshua, son of above, born 5th of April, 1678. 

Hanson. — Mary Hanson, daughter of Isaac Hanson by Mary his wife, 
born 18th May, 1679. 

Hn.liard. — Apphia, daughter of Timothy Hilliard by Apphia his wife, 
born 29th August, 16S6. 

Hobbs. — Mary, daughter of Morris Hobbs, Jr., by Sarah his wife, born 
5th March, 1686-7. 

Hart. — Tho: the son of Joseph and Jane Hart, born 20th Nov., 1705. 

Samuel Hart married Mary Evans, 2nd May, 1699. Children : 

Mary, b. 18th January, 1701. 

Samuel, b. 20th September, 1701. 

122 Early Records of New Hampshire Families. [April, 

Sarah, b. 7th April, 1703, and died 6th September, 1703. 

Robert, b 16th August, 1704. 

John, b. 8th July, 1706. 

Tho: born 30th August, 1708. 

Hull. — Reuben Hull married to Hannah Farmside ; [supposed to be 
Farmside from the hieroglyphics.] Their children : 

Elizabeth, born 9th September, 1673. 

Joseph, born 31st March, 1676. 

Dodavah, b. 31st December, 1681. 

Reuben, born 2nd August, 1684. 

Sarah, born 25th September, 1686. 

Mary, born 1st September, 1688. 

Hill. — Samuel Hill married Elizabeth Williams, 28th October, 1680. 
Their children : 

John, born 30 November, 1681. 

Elizabeth, born 7th November, 1683. 

Mary, b. 6th April, 1685. 

Hannah, b. 29th September, 1687. 

Abigail, b. 29th September, 1689. 

Samuel, b. 13th December, 1696. 

Sarah, b. 28th July, 1701. 

Benjamin, b. 2nd July, 1703. 

Joseph, b. 28 July, 1706. 

Jones. — Steven Jones married to Elizabeth Feiid, 28 January, 1663. 
by Capt. Waldern. 

Jose. — Children of Christopher Jose and Jane his wife : 

Richard, born 10th November, 1660. 

Thomas, born 27th June, 1662. 

Joanna, b. 13th March, 1664. 

Mary, b. 10th October, 1666. 

John, b 27th May, 1668. 

Jane, b 18th July, 1670. 

Samuel, b. 6th May, 1672. 

Mary, b. '8th July, 1674. 

Johnson.* — ,'ohn Johnson married to Elioner Bracket. 26 December. 
1661. Children : 

John, born 2nd November, 1662. 

Rosamon, daughter, b. 10th June, 1665. 

Hannah, born 7th February, 1670. 

James, b. 13th November, 1673. 

Ebenezer, b. 27th November, 1676. 

Jose. — 'Riehard Jose married Hannah Marty n, of Portsmouth, 16th 
October, 1683. [See Martyn.] Children : 

Joannah, b. 17 November, 1685. 

Jane, b. 20th July, 1689. 

Mary, b. 20th January, 1694. 

Richard, b. 17thOctober, 1696. 

Martyn, b. 28th December, 1700. 

Sarah, b. 20th April, 1704. 

Jackson. — Nathaniel Jackson married Margaret Ellins, of Portsmouth^ 
14 May, 1694. 

Joshua, their son, born 6 April, 1705. 

* Qf ^Greenland.— A. W. B. 

L853.J Early Records of New Hampshire Families. 123 

Nathaniel, do., b. 26th October, [looks like] 1702, [but may be 1707.] 

John, son of John and Margaret Jackson, born 11 December, 1707. 

Jennings. — Anne, daughter of Hezekiah and Anne Jennings, of 
Hampton, born at Hampton, 11th December, 1706. 

Kostlo. — Sarah Kostlo, daughter of John Kostlo bv Sarah his wife, 
born 8th March, 1662-3. 

John Kostlo, son of same, born 6th August, 1666. 

Kenney. — Richard Kenney married to Deborah Stokes, 15th Aug., 16S7. 

King. — William, son of Daniel and Mary King, b. March 17, 1698-9. 

Keais. — Samuel Keais married the widow Marv Hoddv, 4th February, 
1695. [See Ilodey,] Children : 

Samuel, born 11th April, 1697. 

William, born 27th August, 1699. 

Ludecas. — Elizabeth Ludecas, wife of Daniel Ludecas, 16th Novem- 
ber, 1663. 

Lyde. — Allen Lyde married Sarah Firnald, 3rd December, 1661. 

Allen, son of Allen and Sarah Lyde, born 29th July, 1666. 

Layton. — Thomas Layton, of Dover, sen., died 22nd January, 1671. 

Light. — Mary, daughter of John Light, by Dorothv his wife, b. March 
20th, 1677. 

Robert, son of same, b. 15th September, 1680. 

John, son of do., b. 8th February, 1682. 

Dorothy, daughter of same, b. 28th April, 1685. 

Lamprell. — Henry Lamprell married to Elizabeth Mitchell, 24th July, 
1686, by Jus: Green. 

Lovit. — Thomas, son of Arctas Lovit by Ruth his wife, born 15th Jan- 
uary, 1686. 

Lee. — Abraham Lee married to Hester Elkins, widow, 21st June, 1686. 

Langdon. — Tobias Langdon married to Marv Hubbard, 17th Novem- 
ber, 1686. Children : 

Elizabeth, b. 17 November, 1687. 

Tobias, b. 11 October, 1689. 

Martha, b. 7th March, 1692-3. 

Richard, b. 14th April, 1694. 

Joseph, b. 28th February, 1695-6. 

Marks, b. 15th September, 1698. 

Samuel, b 6th September, 1700. 

William, b. 30th October, 1702. 

John, b. May 28th, 1707. 

Low. — John Low married Joanah Partridge, of Portsmouth, 16th Jan- 
uary, 1701. Children : 

Sarah, b. 1st February, 1701-2. 

Mary, b. 3 April, 1704. 

John, b. 10th September, 1706. 

Joanah, b. 6th February, 1708-9. 

Leby. — James Leby married Mary Hanson, of Portsmouth, 9th June, 
1698. [See Hanson.] Children : 

James, b. 23d November, 1700. 

Mary, b. 14th February, 1702-3. 

Sarah, b. 10th June, 1705. 

Loyde. — Allen, son of Allen and Eleanor Loyde, b. 15th Nov., 1691. 

Francis, son of same, born 28th September, 1695. 

Meader. — Elizabeth Meader, daughter of John Meader, by Abigail 
his wife, born 26th March, 1665. 

124 Early Records of New Hampshire Families. [April, 

Sarah, daughter of John Meader by Abigail his wife, born 11th Janu- 
ary, 1668 

Nathaniel, son of same, born 14th June, 1671. 

Martyn. — Children of Richard Martyn and Sarah his wife : 

Mary, born 7th June, 1655. 

Sarah, b. 3d July, 1657. 

Richard, b. 10th January, 1659. 

Elizabeth, b. 31st July,*1662. 

Hannah, b. 2nd January, 1664. 

Michael, b. 3d February, 1666. 

John, b. 9th June, 1668. 

Elias, b. 18th April, 1670. 

Moulton. — Josiah, son of Josiah Moulton by Lucy his wife, born 21st 
November, 1686. 

James, son of Benjamin Moulton by Hannah his wife, born 13th De- 
cember, 1686. 

Marion. — Margery Marion, aged about 78 years, died 2nd May, 1687. 

Marshall. — Thomas Marshall married to Abizag Palmer, 4th Febru- 
ary, 1686, by Jus: Barefoote. 

Mathews. — Francis Mathews married to Ruth Bennet, 23d February, 

Moodey. — Samuel Moodey married Esther Green, of Boston, 4th April, 
1695. Children : 

Joshua, born at New Castle, in N. Hampshire, 11th February, 1695-6, 
and died 27 May, 1696. 

Joshua, 2nd, born at New Castle, 31st October, 1697, on Sabbath day, 
at night. 

Samuel, born at New Castle, 29th October, 1699, on Sabbath day 
night, between 11 and 12 o'clock. 

Mary, born at New Castle, 16th November, 1701, on Sabbath day 
night, about 11 o'clock. 

Marshall. — George Marshall married Elizabeth Hill, of Portsmouth, 
25th February, 1701-2. Children : 

Lydia, 19th March, 1702-3. 

George, 21st August, 1705. 

Mardin. — James Mardin married Abigail Webster, of New Castle, 23d 
October, 1695. Children : 

James, b. 25th September, 1697. 

Stephen, b. 28th August, 1699. 

Rachel, b. 20tK July, 1701. 

John, b. 30th April, 1703. 

Moulton. — Children of John and Mary Moulton, of Hampton : 

John, born ) December 16 170 6, twins. 

Mary, born ) 

Nock.* — Elizabeth Nock, daughter of Thomas Nock by Rebecca his 
wife, born 21st November, 1663, and died 12th May, 1669. 

Henry Nock, son of Thomas Nock by Rebecca his wife, born eighth 
February, 1666. 

Thomas Nock himself died 29th October, 1666. [Sec Bonmore.] 

Nutter. — John Nutter, son of Anthony Nutter by Sarah his wife, born 
December 27th, 1663. 

* This name is sometimes spelled Noax. It is now Knox. — A. W. B. 

1853.] Early Records of New Hampshire Families. 125 

Nason. — John Nason married Hannah Heard, 6th of November, 1674, 
by Capt. Waldern. [See Heard.] 

Noah.* — Samuel Noah, son of Walter Noah by Mary his wife, born 
14th June, 1661. 

Mary, daughter of Walter Noah by Mary his wife, b. 31st March, 16C8. 

She herself died the first Friday in April following, 1668. 

Nock. — Sylvanus- Nock married to Elizabeth Emry, 20th April, 1677. 

Elizabeth, daughter of Sylvanus Nock by Elizabeth his wife, born 12th 
February, 1677. 

Sarah, daughter of Sylvanus Nock by Elizabeth his wife, born 4th of 
May, 1680. 

Nason. — Benjamin Nason married to Martha Kenny, 30th June, 1687. 

Nock. — Henry Nock married to Sarah Adams, 10th January, 1691-2. 

Oates. — Solomon Oates, son of Rich: Oates by Rose his wife, born 
15th October, 1663, and died about the first of March following. 

Experience Oates, daughter of Richard Oates by Rose his wife, born 
7th November, 1666. 

Steven Oates,' son of Richard Oates, Sen'r, was married to Mary Pitt- 
man, daughter of William Pittman, 16th April, 1674, by Capt. Waldern. 
[See Hist, and Genealogical Register for April, 1851 — The Otis Gene- 

Partridge. — John Partridge married to Mary Furnald, 11th December, 
1660. Their children : 

Hannah, daughter, born 14th October, 1661. 

John, b. 3d January, 1663. 

Mary, b. 26th February, 1665. 

Sarah, b. 3d September, 1668. 

Rachel, b. 4th March, 1670-1. 

Elizabeth, b. 4th July, 1673. 

Abigail, b. 2nd February, 1675. 

Patience, b. 4th July, 1678. 

Pendleton. — Children of James and Hannah Pendleton : 

Brian, born 27th September, 1659. 

Joseph, born December, 1661. 

Edmund, born 24th June, 1665. 

Ann, born 12th November, 1667. 

Caleb, born 8th August, 1669. 

Pickering. — John Pickering, Jr., mairied Mary Stannyan, 10th Janu- 
ary, 1665. Their children : 

John, b. 1st December, 1666. 

Mary, b. 18th July, 1668. 

Thomas, b. 6th April, 1670, and died 3d July, 1671. 

Sarah, b. 15 February, 1671, and died 

Sarah, 2nd, b. 3d January, 1673. 

John Pickering, the elder, died 18th January, 1668. 

John Pickering, junior, married to Elizabeth Murder, [can make noth- 
ing else of the name] 17th July, 1688. 

Pomfret. — Lt. William Pomfret died the 7th of August, 1680. 

Palmer. — Ruth, daughter of Joseph Palmer by Deborah his wife, born 
August 31st, 16S6. 

Christopher, son of Samuel Palmer by Ann his wife, born 12th Febru- 
ary, 1686. 

# Neal?— A. W. B. 

126 Early Records of New Hampshire Families. [April, 

Philbrook. — Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Philbrook, Jun., by Me- 
hitabel his wife, born 17th October, 1686. 

Joseph, a child of Joseph Philbrook, died the 21st of February, 1686, 
being about eight weeks old, who was born the 14th Dec, before 1686. 

Perkins. — Mary, daughter of James Perkins by Leah his wife, born 
2nd December, 1686. 

Abigail, daughter of Jonathan Perkins by Sarah his wife, born 30th 
April, 1687 

Page. — Joseph, son of Francis Page by Meribah his wife, born 25th 
November, 1686. 

Plaisted. — John, son of John Plaisted by Mary his wife, born 2d Jan- 
uary, 1682. 

Joshua, son of same, born 20th September, 1685. 

Mary, daughter of same, born 29th March, 1687. 

Penhallow. — Samuel Penhallow married to Mary Cutt, first day of 
July, 1687. 

Packer. — Thomas Packer married to Elizabeth Hall, widow, 7th Au- 
gust, 1687. 

Philbrook. — Walter Philbrook, son of William Philbrook by Mary his 
wife, 10th November, 1690. 

Mary, daughter of William Philbrook bv Mary his wife, born 20th 
May, 1692. 

Phips. — Tho: Phips married Eleoner Cutt, both of Portsmouth, 4th 
May, 1699. 

Eleoner, daughter, born 11th August, 1701. 

Mary, do., born 7th November, 1703 

Thos. Phips, by Solomon and Marv, born at Charles Town, 22nd Nov.. 

Parker. — Noah Parker, by Noah and Elizabeth his wife, born 8th 
March, 1704-5. 

Partridge. — William Partridge married Abigail Reading, 11th Janu- 
ary, 1692-3. Children : 

Nehemiah, b. 2nd February, 1695-6. 

Sarah, b. 8th December, 1694. 

William, b. January 22, 1697-8, and died 19th February, 1677-8. 

Mary, b. 9th April, 1699. 

William, b. 24th December, 1700, and died 4th March, 1701-2. 

William, b. 25 February, 1702. 

Abigail, b. 10th February, 1703-4. 

Abigail, the wife of William Partridge, died 29th August, 1704. 

William Partridge married the widow Hannah Griffin, 28th Nov., 1710. 

Parker. — William Parker married Surviah Stanley, 26th of February, 

William, born 9th December, 1703. 

Katherine, born 5th January, 1704-5. 

John, born 22nd December, 1706. 

Peirse. — Children of Thos. Peirse by Mehitable his wife : 

Mary, b. 4th January, 1702-3. 

Sarah, b. 14th July, 1704. 

Hanah, b. 9th June, 1706. 

Plaisted. — Ichabod Plaisted married Mary Jose, 5th January, 1692. 
[See Jose.] Their children : 

Samuel, b. 10th June, 1696. 

Ichabod, b. 21st July, 1700. 

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Mary, b. 6th October, 1702. 

Olive, b. 29th August, 1708. 
j Pike. — Robert Pike and Elizabeth Atkinson were married 22nd May, 
1711. [See Atkinson.) 

Robert, their son, born at New Castle, 17th of January, 1712-3, about 
5 o'clock afternoon, it being Saturday. 

John, their son, born [No date given.] 

Theodore, their 3d son, born July 9th, 1718-9, and died June 28, 1722. 

Esquire Pike died 5th February, 1719-20. 

Philbrook. — Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph and Trephane [supposed 
to be the name] Philbrook, born 8th December, 1706. 

Runlet. — Satchel Runlet married Mercy Leavet, 30th Dec'r, 1706. 

Robey. — lcabod Robey married Mary Cass, 13th January, 1706-7. 

Steevenson. — Margaret Stcevenson, wife of Thomas Steevenson, died 
26th November, 1663. 

Thomas Steevenson, died 7th December, 1663. 

Stileman. — Elias Stileman married to Ruth Mannyard, [supposed to 
be the name] 10th of April, 1667. 

Shepway. — John Shepway, son of John Shepway by Ann his wife, 
born 26th July, 1662. 

Smith. — John Smith, son of Joseph Smith by Elizabeth his wife, born 
9th January, 1669. 

Steevens. — Mary Steevens, daughter of Nathaniel Steevens by Mary 
his wife, born 4th October, 1672. 

Scamon. — Children of Richard Scamon by Prudence his wife : 

William, born the 29th February, 1664. 

Jane, born 21st July, 1667 ; [mar. Thomas Dean.] 

Prudence, born 29th August, 1669. 

Elizabeth, born 22nd April, 1671. 

Mary, born 31st May, 1673 ; [mar. Sinkler.] 

Sleeper. — Moses, son of Aaron Sleeper by Elizabeth his wife, born 
22nd January, 1684. 

Thomas, son of Aaron Sleeper by Elizabeth his wife, born 3d Nov., 1686. 

Stileman.— Richard Stileman died 11th October, 1678. He had by 
his wife Mary the following children : 

Mary, b. 6th January, 1657. 

Elizabeth, b. 8th May, 1663. 

Sarah, b. 30th June, 1665. 

Richard, b. 20th March, 1667-8. 

Seavey. — John Seavey married to Hannah Walker,* widow, 29th Ju- 
ly, 1686, by Jus. Baresfoot. 

Sanburn. — Mary Sanburn, wife of William Sanburn, Jr., died 11th 
October, 1686. 

Their daughter, not having a name, died 3d November, 1686. 

Lidia, daughter of John Sanborn, Jr., by Judith his wife, born 24th 
February, 1686. 

Swet. — Moses Swet married to Mary Hussey, 12th May, 1687, by 
Jus: Green. 

Smith. — Abigail, daughter of John Smith, coop, [cooper] by Huldah 
his wife, born 24th February, 1687. 

Samuel Smith married Elizabeth Pees, Hampton, 22 January, 1706-7. 

* She was born 26th September, 1651, and was widow of Joseph Walker, and dau. 
of John Philbrook, of Hampton. — A. W. B. 

128 Early Records of New Hampshire Families. [April, 

Shortridge. — Richard Shortridge married to Alice Creeber, [cannot 
make anything else of the name] J 6th May, 1687, by Jus: Barefoote. 

Starboard. — Thomas Starboard married Abigail Damm, January 4th, 

Sew. — Thomas Scvy, of New Castle, died 15th March, 1707-8. 

Simpson. — Joseph Simpson and Hannah Lewis were married 11th 
May, 1702. 

Hannah Simpson died 26th June, 1712. 

Joseph Simpson and Merriam Easman were married 17th March, 
1713-14. Children : 

Joseph, born 16th January, 1714-15. 

Abigail, born 14th October, 1716. 

John, born 14th February, 1722-3. 

Tibbet — Children of Jeremiah and Mary Tibbet : 

Jeremiah, born 5th June, 1656. 

Mary, born 15th April, 1658. 

Thomas, born 24th February, 1659. 

Hannah, born 25th February, 1661. 

Joseph, born 7th August, 1663. 

Thomson. — William Thomson married to Mary Loveren, 4th Septem- 
ber, 1682, by Elias Stileman. 

Towel. — Joshua Towel married to Sarah Reed, the 2nd December, 
1686, by Justis Green. 

Tuck. — John, son of John Tuck by Bethia his wife, born 19th April, 

Taylor. — Mary, daughter of John Tavlor by Deborah his wife, born 
3d of May, 1687. 

Twamly. — John Twamly married to Mary Kenny, April 18, 1687. 

Tibbets. — Samuel Tibbets married to Dorothy Tuttle, Sept. 1st, 1686. 

Tobey. — Stephen Tobey married to Ilanna Nelson, 29th Nov., 1688. 

Tarelton. — Elias TareZton, son of Richard TarZeton [thus differently 
spelled in the original] by Ruth his wife, born the 13th of August, 1693, 
being Lord's day. 

Varney. — Humphrey Varney married to Sarah Storer, 2nd March, 
1664. Children: 

Peter, their son, born 29th March, 1666. 

John, their son, died 14th August, 1666. 

Joseph, their son, born 8th October, 1667. 

Abigail, their daughter, born July 10th, 1669. 

Vaughan. — William Vaughan married Margaret Cutt, 8th December, 
1668. Children : 

Ellenor, b 5th March, 1669-70. 

Mary, b. 6th March, 1671-2. 

Cutt, son, b. 9th March, 1673-4. 

George, 13th April, 1676. 

Bridget, 2nd July, 1678. 

Margaret, 20th December, 1680. 

Abigail, b. 5th May, 1683. 

Elizabeth, b. 26th April, 1686. 

Mrs. Margaret Vaughan died 22nd January, 1690-1, being married 22 
years 6 weeks. 

George Vaughan married Elizabeth Eliot, 9th Jan., 1701. Children : 

Sarah, born 8th February, . 

William, b. 12th September, 1703. 

1853.] Early Records of New Hampshire Families. 129 

Margaret, b. 21st August, 1705, and died 9th September, 1706. 

George, b. 22nd July, 1706. 

Elizabeth, b. 3d October, 1707. 

Vrin — John Vrin* married to Rebecca Cate, 12th November, 168G, 
by Jus: Crafort. 

Williams. — William Williams, son of William Williams by Margaret 
his wife, born* 22nd December, 10 — . 

John, son of same, born 30th March, 1664. 

Elizabeth, daughter of same, born 25th October, 1665. 

Waymouth. — Edward Waymouth married to Hester Hodsdon, 25th 
Dec'r, 1663, by Capt. Waldern. 

WALDRON.f — Eliazer Waldron, son of Capt. Richard Waldron by Ann 
his wife, born 1st May, 1665. 

Elizabeth Waldron, d. of same, b. 18th October, 1666. 

Marah,| d. of same, born 17th July, 1668. 

Alexander Waldron died 7th June, 1676. 

Wingett. — Ann Wingett, d. of John Winget by Mary his wife, born 
18th February, 1667. 

John, son of same, born 13th July, 1670. 

Wentworth. — Children of Samuel Wentworth and Mary his wife, of 
Portsmouth : 

Samuel, born 9th April, 1666. 

Daniel, [mistaken by Dr. Farmer for Parnel] born 21st October, 1669. 

John, [the Lt. Gov.] born 16th January, 1671. 

Mary, b. 5th February, 1673. 

Ebenezer, b. 9th April, 1677. 

Dorothy, b. 27th June, 1680. 

Bening, b. 28th June, 1682. 

Waterhouse. — Richard, son of Richard Waterhouse by Sarah his wife, 
born 19th April, 1674. 

Samuel, son of same, born 9th May, 1676. 

Weekes. — Children of Leonard Weekes and Mary his wife : 

John, b. 14th June, 1668. 

Samuel, b. 14th December, 1670. 

Joseph, b. 11th May, 1671. [?] 

Joshua, b. 30th June, 1674. 

Mary, b. 19th July, 1676. 

Margaret, b. 4th June, 1679. 

Wallis. — George Wallis married to Ann Shortridge,§ 18th November, 
1686, by Jus: Barefoote. 

* John Uran was of New Hampshire in 1686. — Farmer's Register. 

f The following births and a death of children " of Capt. Richard Waldren and of 
Anne his wife," are on record at Boston : — Elnathan, b. 6 Julv, 1659 ; d. 10 Dec. 
1659 -—Ester, b. 1 Dec , 1660 ;—Mary, b. 14 Sept., 16n3. 

It will be seen that Elizabeth, who m. John Gerrish, was a dau. of Major Waldron's 
last wife Anne, and not of his first, as stated in the Keg., V. 182. There is some 
probability that Mrs. Anne Waldron was a sister of Richard Scammon, whose family 
is given in the preceding records. She died (according to Pike's Journal) 7 Feb., 
1685.— J. D. 

% Farmer, in his Register, calls her Mary. She was probably the Maria< who is 
said to have died at the age of 14. — J. D. 

§ Perhaps dau. of Richard Shortridge, of Portsmouth, "Basket Maker," who m. 
Esther, dau. of Godfrey Dearborn, of Hampton, and had a dau. Ann. — A. \V. B. 


130 Copy of an Ancient Letter. [April, 

Wallinsford. — John Wallinsford married to Mary Tuttle, 6th De- 
cember, 1687. 

Wakeham. — Edward Wakeham married to Sarah Meader, 16th March, 

Wiberd. — Richard Wiberd maryed the Widow Elizabeth Redford, 
Portsmouth, 10th July, 1701. Children : 

Richard, b. 7th July, 1702. 

John, b. 20th October, 1705. 

Thomas, b. October, 1707. 

Elizabeth, b. 27th , 1709. 

Waldron. — Richard Waldron and Ellonor Vaughn maryed, Ports- 
mouth, 6th February, 1692-3. [See Vaughn.] Children : 

Richard, born 31st February, 1693-4. 

Margaret, born 6th November, 1695. 

William, born 4th August, 1697. 

Anna, b. 29th August, 1698. 

Abigail, b. 28th July, 1704. 

Eleonor, b. April, 1706. 


[Communicated by Miss Caroline Whiting, of Dedham.] 

Deare & Loveing fTreind, 

These lines are to signifye to yo w ; y* upon m r Blimmans returne hee 
hath informed me how my businesse is wth yow ; & my businesse is such 
here fo r y e p r sent I cannot come downe ; but I would desin? yow if wth 
conveniency you can to turne that ten pounds into cloath & serge & 
desire Amos Richison of Boston to convey it to mee but if not I would 
not put you to two much trouble ; but should desire you to keep it in yo r 
hands till the next spring ; & turne it to yo r best profit, as fo r all other 
small debts due to mee I would desire you to discharge w l I ough & 
keep y e rest in yo r hands till wee meet together. The bedstead that was 
in my house I would desire you take in p* fo r yo r care & trouble about 
my business, & the hoe ; & I would desire yow to send up my bill by 
y c bearer hereof. Samvell Daine was to pay 15 shillings to Lavetenent 
ffisher fo r mee. Antinie ffisher oughes me all thats in myBooke, unlesse 
hee have discharged any of it to Lavetenent ffisher ; Old Goodman Gen- 
nerie owes mee 20% if you have not received it, y l neuer was in my 
booke ; the two Bullerds ouges mee 25L as for the other small reckonings 
I would desire you take their accounts & crosse ym out of y e booke as 
many as you receive. Thus w th my Love remembered to you & yo r s, 
thinking you fo r yo r kindnesse & care, I rest yo r Loveing 

ffrom Dea it [?] ffriend Richard Hartlie 

15 May,— 58 [1658.[ 

I would desire you, if you keep that ten ls in yo r hands, yow would let 
it be [in] redinesse y e next spring, fo r I am to pay it to another man y* 
is here. 

To his very Loveing ffriend Johnnathan Fearbanke at Dedham. this. 

[A heart on the seal.] 

1853.] Brief Notice of the Hon. Orin Fowler. 131 


[By Horatio N. Otis, Esq., of New York.] 

Hon. Orin Fowler, who died at Washington, D. C, the 3d Septem- 
ber, 1852, was one of a family of twelve children, born at Lebanon, Conn., 
on the 29th July, 1791. His great grandfather John 4 Fowler, one of the 
first settlers of Lebanon, was no doubt son of Jonathan, 3 the grandson of 
Mr William 1 Foivler, one of the first magistrates of New Haven Colony. 
The birth of Jonathan 3 is recorded on the New Haven Records, 8 Feb'y, 
1650, at which place he was living, 1681. In 1683, he is called of Nor- 
wich. At this place he m. as his second wife probably, Elizabeth, dau. 
of " John Ranols," 3 August, 1687, and had by her Elizabeth 4 born 10 
March, 1688-9, m. 8 January, 1713, Thomas Loomis ; Joseph*, born 28 
Sept. 1691, m Elizabeth Powell ; Sarah 4 , b. 20 Dec. 1693; Jonathan 4 , 
b. 20 May, 1696. In his will he mentions only these four children ; yet 
John 4 and Thomas 4 (among the first settlers of Lebanon,) were probably 
his children by a former wife. 

John 4 was born (as found by his age at death) 1680, and died 8 May, 
1751, " having served God and his generation faithfully, being very skil- 
ful and successful in the throat distemper." His wife Sarah died 14 Jan. 
1774, in the 88th year of her age. Their children were John b , b. 31 Oct. 
1708, wife Dorothy ; Mary b , b. 13 Nov. 1710 ; Mark, 5 b. 7 Nov. 1712 ; 
Dijah b , b. 10 June, 1717 ; Sarah 5 , m. Clark. 

Capt. Dijah b m. Abigail, dau. of Sergeant Isaac Bigelow, of Colchester, 
18 Dec. 1745. She was b. 13 April, 1723, and was the grand-daughter 
of Samuel Bigelow, who was the son of John B. and his wife Mary, dau. 
of John Warren, Sen., of Watertown, Mass. Capt. Dijah 5 Fowler d. 14 

Dec. 1804, se. 88, and had, I. Abigail 6 , b. 1 March, 1747, m. 1st, 

Skinner, 2d, Dean ; II. Dijah 6 , born 14 Aug. 1748, m. Mary , 

and had two children ; III. Sarah 6 , born 7 June, 1750, m. Samuel Colt, of 
Lyme, Ct. ; IV. Lydia 6 , born 7 Feb'y, 1753, m. Bowen, of Wood- 
stock ; V. John 6 , b. 5 Dec. 1754, m. Anna Skinner, was a Rev. pensioner, 
and died 1834, and she d. at Woodstock, Oct. 1850, se. 97 ; VI. Mark, 6 b. 
9 May, 1756, m. Mariam ; VII. Amos 6 , b. 17 March, 1758, m. Re- 
becca, dau. of John Dewey and Rhoda Gillett, and she d. 18 Aug. 1850, 

33. 91. 

The last named Capt. Amos 6 served in the Rev. War, and was one of 
Washington's " Life Guard." He was in the retreat from L. I., and 
among the last of those who passed over to New York Island. He was 
at the battle of Brandywine, and died 30 November, 1837. 

His oldest son Orin 1 , the subject of this notice, grad. at Yale College, 
1815, and after pursuing his theological course under Dr. Dwight, per- 
formed an extensive missionary tour in the Valley of the Mississippi, re- 
turned in 1819, and was settled as pastor in Plainfield, Ct. He removed 
to Fall River, when that place was but a small village, where he dis- 
charged the duties of a pastor for twenty years. He was Representative 
and Senator in the State Legislature of Massachusetts, from Fall River, 
several years. In 1848 he was elected to Congress, where he soon gained 
attention, particularly by his bold and able reply to Mr. Webster's speech 
of 7 March, 1850. He was reelected to Congress in 1850, by a majority 
of 3500, and would unquestionably have been reelected had he lived until 
November. But he died at his post, after an illness of only five days. 

132 Descendants of Richard Smith of Ipswich. [April, 

Massachusetts has seldom had a more pure-minded, consistent and la- 
borious representative at the seat of Government. Mr. Fowler was a good 
representative of the Puritan politics and Puritan morals of Massachusetts. 
He was much esteemed at Washington, and exceedingly popular at home. 
He was noted for his strict attention to his duties, and inflexible adherence 
to the principles which he cherished, laboring for the good of man and 
the prosperity of his country. In private life he was a pattern man, ever 
kind and generous, maintaining the dignity of his manhood, nobly exem- 
plifying the graces of his profession by a well-ordered life and a godly 
conversation. He was in every sense of the word a good man. 


[Communicated by Mr. William Smith, of Kingston, N. H.] 

[The first part of the following article appears to be conjectural, and will doubtless 
be found erroneous. — Editor ] 

Richard Smith, born in Yorkshire, Eng., probably about 1653, and 
came to New England about 1678 ; m. Martha Cheney of Newbury, old 
town, and settled in Ipswich. They had John 2 ,* b. 1707, who m. Han- 
nah Treadwell, of Ipswich. Their sons were Charles 3 , b. 24 Feb., 1737, 
mil Feb., 1760, Martha Rogers, dau. of Hon. Samuel and grand-dau. 
of Rev. John Rogers of Ipswich ; Aaron 3 , who settled in Gloucester ; 
Cheney 3 , of Wiscasset, Me., afterwards of Paris, N. Y. ; Josiah 3 ,of New- 
buryport ; Samuel 3 , of Hampton Falls, — the two latter were physicians on 
board ships in the revolutionary war ; John 3 , settled near Lake Champlain. 

They had also four daughters : — Sarah 3 , afterward m. Dodge, of 

Hampton Falls ; Abigail 3 , m. — Wells, of Hampton Falls ; Mercy 3 , m. 

Dodge ; Eunice 3 , m Burnham ; — the last two were of Ipswich, 

Charles 3 , grandson of Richard, was a patriot of the Revolution. He 
was a captain in the militia, stationed a part of the time in Ipswich, and 
in Gloucester for the defence of the sea coast, — was afterward a major. 
He was at the surrender of Burgoyne, and helped conduct him and his 
army to Cambridge. He moved to Derry, N. H., and with his wife be- 
came connected with the First Presbyterian Church in Derry. He 
was chosen Elder of the same, — died 10 March, 1815, at the age of 
78 years 3 days. Martha,t his wife, b. 12 May, 1738, d. 6 March, 1821. 
Their children were : — 1. John 4 , b. 1 Feb., 1761, lost at sea, Sept., 1785 ; 
2. Samuel 4 , b. 24 Dec, 1762, drowned 16 June, 1806 ; 3. Ammi Ruhamah 4 , 
b. 18 Nov., 1764, d. 28 Jan., 1836; 4. Charles 4 , b. 6 Dec, 1766, d. 22 
May, 1845 ; 5. Joseph 4 , b. 3 Aug., 1768, d. Feb., 1839 ; 6. Martha 4 , b. 
22 Oct., 1770, d. 22 March, 1788; 7. Elizabeth 4 , b. 13 March, 1773, still 
living ; 8. Nathaniel 4 , b. 5 Sept., 1774, d. 29 Nov., 1829 ; 9. Hannah 4 , b. 
14 March, 1776, d. 13 Sept., 1782; 10. Mary 4 , b. 27 Oct., 1778, d. 29 
April, 1821 ; 11, William 4 , (the writer of this notice,) b. 26 Oct. 1780; 
.12. Hannah 4 , b. 15 Aug., 1783, d. 25 Sept., 1821. 

^Supposed to be their eldest son. Two other sons, or more probably, settled in Ips- 
wich, viz , Jeremiah and Joseph. The latter it is believed had a son Nathaniel. 

i"The brothers and sisters of Martha Rogers so far as known to me were, Samuel, 
a physician of Gloucester ; John, a seaman, of do., and Ammi R., of Ipswich ; Han- 
na'h, who m. Capt. Joseph Dennis ; Betsey, m. John Harris, of Ipswich ; Mary, m. 
Ho®. Abiel Foster, of Canterbury, N. H. ; Lucy, m. Jonathan Foster,, brother of Abiel, 
of Canterbury. W. S. 

1853.] Inscriptions from the Old Graveyard in Wetls, Me. 133 



[By John S. H. Fogg, M. D., South Boston, Mass.] 

Here lyes Interred the Body of the Honorable John Wheelwright, Esq., 
who departed this Life August y e 13 th , 1745, aged 81 years. 

Samuel Wheelwright, Esq. aged 65 years. Died y e 13 day of May, 

Hannah dau r to Mr Nathaniel & Mrs Abigail Wheelwright, aged 3 
years 4 months. Dec d June y e 2 d 1736. 

Nathaniel son to M r Nathaniel & M" Abigail Wheelwright aged 3 
months Died April 18 1737. 

Nat 1 ' 1 Wheelwright y e 2 d son to M r Nat hl & M rs Abigail Wheelwright 
aged 10 months died June y e 2 d 1739. 

In memory of Dr John Gates, who died June 6 1796 set. 33, who was 
respectable in his Profession. 

In memory of the Rev d Moses Hemmenway D. D. Pastor of the First 
Church in Wells who died much lamented April 18 1811 in the 76 year 
of his age & 52 year of his Ministry. 

Here lyes Interred y e Remains of y e Rev d Mr Gideon Richardson, Son 
of Major Josiah Richardson of Sudbury, who died much lamented March 
17 1758 in ye 28 year of his age He took his 1 st Degree at Harvard Col- 
lege 1749, was solemnly seperated to the work of ye Ministry and or- 
dained Pastor of the 1 st Church at Wells Feb 27 1754. In that station 
He continued 4 years during which time, thr° ye grace of God, he ap- 
proved himself a good Minister of Jesus Christ & a faithful shepherd to 
his Flock. The memory of the just is blessed. 

Here lyes buried the body of Joseph Hill Esq. aged 73 years 3 m° & 
7 d s who died July y e 12 1743. 

Here lyes buried the body of M rs Hannah Hill wife to Joseph Hill Esq 
died Oct 1 " y e 10 ;h 1738 in y e 64 th year of her age. Also at her feet lyes 
3 children Joseph, Benj & Hannah with 3 grandchildren. 

In memory of Mr Bartholomew Gilman of Exeter who died at Wells 
October 1773. 

In memory of Mrs. Eunice Gilman eldest dau r of Joseph Sayer, Esq 
relict, of Mr Bartholomew Gilman of Exeter who departed this Life, April 
25 1775 with a lively hope of a glorious immortality. Aged 31. 

In memory of Mr Ebenezer Gilman Son of Mr Bartholomew Gilman 
who deceased after a short confinement May 16 1795 aged 23. 

In memory of Tristram Gilman Esq who died March 25 th 1828 aged 
48 years. A pious man of distinguished talents. 

In memory of Sally Gilman the amiable and affectionate consort of 
Tristram Gilman Esq who died Sept. 4, 1810, aged 32 years. 

In memory of Susanna Littlefield wife of Samuel B. Littlefield, died 
May 3 d 1806. M. 24. 

In memory of Mrs Hannah Gilman the virtuous consort of Dr Joseph 
Gilman died Aug* 20 1801. Aged 32. 

In memory of Samuel Morrill son of Nahum & Sarah Morrill died 
April 21 st 1795 aged 3 years & 27 days. 

Here lies y e body of Mr William Sawyer aged abo 1 62 years. Died 
June ye 7 th 1718. 

Here Lyes Buried y e Body of Mrs Sarah Sayer Relict of Mr. W m Say- 
er who died Jan'y 1734 in y e 85 year of Her Age. 

136 Letter Jrom Jabez Delano of Dartmouth. [April, 

Samuel, and, by wife Deborah, a daughter, a record of whose births has 
not been found. The " sister of the half blood" was probably a daughter 
of Alexander and Deborah (Farrowbush) Stewart. 

Rev: Eli Forbes, b. Westboro', Oct. 26, 1726, H. U. 1751, was ord. 
at Brookfield, June 3, 1752. and resigned, March 1, 1775; installed at 
Gloucester, Mass , June 5, 1776, and died, Dec. 14, 1804, in his 79th 
year. He married Mary, b. Sept. 14, 1725, daughter and eldest child of 
Rev. Ebenezer and Mary (Champney) Parkman, of Westboro'. In their 
intentions of marriage, July 11, 1752, he is called, in Westboro' records. 
" Rev. Eli Forbush, of Brookfield.'" 

James Furbish, a graduate of H. U. 1825, and Alexander Forbus, 
of Yale Col. 1811. Furbush is quite common among us. Here are no 
less than eight different names having one origin — ffarrabas, *fferebas, 
Farroivbush, fforbas, Forbes, Forbus, Forbush, Furbush, and Furbish. Of 
these, the four first are not now known to be in use ; while individuals, if 
not families, of all the other names may be found in New England. To 
the list, perhaps, may be added the name of Fobes, previously Forbes. 

A. H. Ward. 


S. G. Drake, Esq. Tolland. Conn , December 31, 1852. 

Dear Sir — I send you an old letter, written by Jabez Delano, of Dartmouth, to his 
brother Jonathan Delano, an early settler of this town. ! find this entry in our first 
book of records : " Jonathan Delano and his wife Amy came from Dartmouth, in the 
county of Bristol, in his majestie's province of the Massachusetts Bav, and settled in 
Tolland, on ye 8ih day of May, 1722." He died March 25, 1752, aged 72 years. He 
was Town Clerk from 1724 to 1736. Yours respectfully, J. R. Flynt. 

Louing brother : 

We haue rec d two letters lately from you, for which we thank you, wherin you 
haue giuen us an acc nt of your Condition, &- we are Comforted to hear it is better 
■with you then we could expect, considering- that diuers reports of sickness in y c 
Country, & in your person, & by your letter in your fammely, had caused us to 
fear. Brother, I was Moued to write to you before now, both with in my self & 
from mother, but I put her off becaus of the sickness (that was in my tamely of 
which through Mercy we haue had a small share to what many of our Neighbours 
haue had) but especially becaus of y e dangerous condition y l brother Nat" lay in 
for some time. I being greatly desierous that my letters might be y e messengers 
of Joy & not of sorrow to you. And now brother, as we haue Rec d Comfort 
from your letter, we hope these lines may be so to you, & all our friends, & may 
find you in health &. peace ; and that our hearts may be drawn forth to thankfull- 
ness unto God for all his Mercies. And now I shall briefly touch on what is 
omitted in Brother Nat 11 Letter ; and first, of y e sickness ; Concerning Brother 
Nat 11 & his you haue an acc nt in his Letter. Our eldest has had a long lingering 
Illness, but is pretty well recruted. I am but poorly on't, my self haueing bin 
Considerably ill, this 4 weeks, which makes me write with a trembling hand, 
the sickness has bin uery geuous in our town, of which there are four grown per- 
sons dead in our milage ; uiz. Jonathan Hathaway, Rose Spooner, Jemima Bad- 
cock, & Amos Taber's wife ; but people are generally pon recouery, &, it looks 
like a time of health. 

2 d . Of the season (we haue Indeferent good Crops.) We haue had a great 
drought which lasted from Inglish mowing till about y c Middle of Sept. since 
which we haue had extrordinary groing weather, till within this 4 or 5 weeks. 

3 d . Of an earthquake, which was a week yesterday, about ten att night, which 
shook both y e Land & water, the Islands & seas, at th;it degree that seueral doors 
were shook of y e Latch in our uillage, & 'tis said that at Nantuket y e harth stones 
grated one against another, and, that Car, y e boat builder, Run out of his house, 
got in to a boat for fear y e Island should sink. 

Mother desiercd me to acquaint you that she Greatly desires to se you, and so 
we doe all. My Loue to all our friend [s] farwell your Brother 

Dar 1 Nouenv 6 lh 1727 JABEZ DELANO. 

1853.] Memoir of Gen. John Sullivan. 137 


[With a Portrait.] 

The family to which Gen. Sullivan belongs was one of high distinction. 
The paternal and maternal ancestors of the name came to New England 
after the year 1700. They came from Ireland, and settled in Berwick in 
the state of Maine. The christian name of the emigrant ancestor was 
John, and his wife's name was Margery. He was born in Limeric, Ire- 
land, 1692, and died at Berwick, 1796, at the age of 104 years. His 
wife was born in Cork, Ireland, in 1714, and died in 1801. Their re- 
mains rest together at Berwick, where a monument is erected to their 
memory, from which the above facts are gathered.* 

Many aged people of the present day, in New Hampshire, well remem- 
ber the stories told by their fathers of the old Irish school-masters. Those 
school-masters were almost always of good families at home ; were well 
educated, and men of enterprise. Of this class was John Sullivan, the 
father of Gen. John Sullivan, the subject of this memoir. Of the father it 
was said, that he could speak Latin and French with ease and fluency 
when he was one hundred years old. He no doubt attended to the edu- 
cation of his sons, and fitted them for the distinction which they attained, 
as they did not enjoy the benefits of collegiate honors, until they did not 
need them. 

Gen. Sullivan was born in Dover, N. H., in the year 1741 ; early turn- 
ing his attention to the law, he soon became one of the ablest lawyers in 
the Province. He was a bold and energetic pleader, and his business 
soon became all that he could desire ; and it is said, that had he been 
avaricious, he could easily have realized a fortune from his practice ; but 
he was ambitious of the glories of the military field, and we find him ac- 
cepting the office of major of a regiment of militia in 1772. He probably 
could not then have thought of a war with the Mother Country ; but as 
soon as hostilities commenced he was found among the foremost to breast 
the storm. But he was one of those daring characters, that did not think 
it safe or wise to withhold a blow upon his adversaries' head, when he 
felt sure it was the only way to ward one from his own. When troubles 
about the importation of tea, the blocking up of the port of Boston, and 
the equivocal conduct of the officers of the king had entirely obscured the 
political horizon, Sullivan executed one of those high handed and daring 
enterprises, for which he had as good authority as the people of Massa- 
chusetts had, when, in 1689, they took the responsibility of overturning 
their government, seizing and confining the royal governor. An order 
had been issued by George III, prohibiting the exportation of gunpowder 
and other military stores to these American Colonies. As soon as the 
Committee of Safety at Boston had received it, they despatched a copy of 
it to Portsmouth. There a company was secretly organized, who, under 
the conduct of Major Sullivan and Capt. John Langdon, proceeded to 
Castle William and Mary at Great Island, captured the fort without harm 
to any one, put the Captain of it in confinement, and brought off one hun- 
dred barrels of powder. The next day another Company carried off fif- 
teen of the largest cannon, and all the small arms and some other warlike 
stores. This was about the middle of December. 

The next year the Continental Congress appointed Sullivan a Brigadier 

* See Genealogical Register, I, 376. 

138 Memoir of Gen. John Sullivan. [April, 

General. The following year he superseded Arnold in the command of 
the army in Canada ; and though driven out of that Province by the supe- 
rior power of the enemy, he conducted his retreat with consummate skill 
and prudence. His conduct was appreciated by Congress, and he was 
already a favorite of the soldiers. After the retreat from Canada he was 
in command on Long Island at New York. In the battle of the 13th of 
August, 1776, among others, Sullivan and Lord Stirling were taken pris- 
oners. Being paroled, Sullivan was charged with a message to Congress 
from Lord Howe. Meanwhile the brave Col. Barton of Providence having 
captured Gen. Prescott on Rhode Island, the General was given in ex- 
change for Sullivan. 

The next affair of importance in which Gen. Sullivan was engaged was 
the battle of Trenton, in which he commanded the right division, and Gen. 
Greene the left. At the battle of the Brandywine he had a difficult and im- 
portant service to perform, but as the day was disastrous to the Americans, 
Sullivan was vaguely censured, chiefly because it was necessary to cen- 
sure somebody. The truth appears to be, that Sullivan did not do, sim- 
ply what he was not ordered to do ; in other words he adhered to his or- 
ders from the Commander in Chief, and performed everything that could 
have been expected of him under the circumstances. The same year 
(1777) he participated in the battle of Germantown. After that he was 
in command at Rhode Island, in which service he behaved with wisdom 
and prudence ; and, had the cooperation of the French fleet under 
D'Estaing been uninterrupted, the British army would, in all probability, 
have fallen into their hands. Few affairs of the Revolution deserve the 
attention of historians so much as this of Rhode Island, while few have 
received less. There were hard fought days there in 1778, and much 
blood w r as shed. Captain James Lanman, of Boston, who was present, 
writing to his wife after the retreat, says, by the best accounts he could 
get, the enemy lost, on the 29th of August, between ten and eleven hun- 
dred, in killed, wounded and taken ; and that their own loss was about 
one-third of that of the enemy ; that " the retreat was conducted to the 
admiration of thousands.'"* 

In 1779, owing to the irruptions of the Indians of the Six Nations, Gen. 
Washington planned an expedition against them, which he hoped would 
effectually put a stop to their barbarous inroads upon the frontiers. For 
the execution of this plan he appointed Gen. Sullivan to that hazardous 
service. Sullivan performed the part assigned to him with promptitude, 
and if, at this distance of time, anybody shall decide that the warfare 
practised upon the Indians by Sullivan was equally barbarous to that 
practised by the Indians themselves, they must consider that Sullivan did 
not transcend his orders, and that the only way that a stop could be put 
to the bloody ravages of the wily foe, as Washington decided, was that 
directed and employed in this expedition. 

Owing to some misunderstanding with Congress, — whom he blamed for 
not answering his demands for supplies as he thought it might, — he re- 

* Original letter in the hands of the Editor, which is very lull and particular on 
the whole affair. Having retreated to Providence, Capt. Lanman, " Capt. Hodgkins, 
Lieut. Peirce, and Wm. M'Carty took up their quarters in the house of Capt. Frazer's 
wile; her husband being at. sea. She is daughter oi the late Mr. Brown, who for- 
merly lived in Cole Lane. [Cold Lane now Portland Street] They have been married 
about ten years. Mrs. Frazer is sister to Mrs. JBulfinch. No doubt you remem- 
ber her. '"--Capt. Lanman's Letter to his wife,. 

1853.] Revolutionary Incidents. 139 

signed his command in November, 1779. After the peace with England 
Gen. Sullivan resumed the practice of the law. He was one of the Con- 
vention which formed the Constitution of New Hampshire, and was chosen 
among the first Councillors. The Chief Magistrate of New Hampshire 
was styled President from 1774, on the abdication of Gov. John Went- 
worth, to 1793. Meshech -Wears succeeded the latter as President, who 
was succeeded in 1785 by John Langdon. Mr. Langdon being called 
to the Senate, Gen. Sullivan succeeded him in 1786, in which office he 
continued four years. In 1789 he was made a district Judge. It should 
have been mentioned that Mr. Sullivan was a member of the Continental 
Congress of 1774. He resided in Durham, N. H., where he died, 23 
Jan., 1795, at the early age of 54. 


The intelligence, that the British intended to go out to Lexington, was 
conveyed over Boston Neck to Roxbury by Ebenezer Dorr, of Boston, a 
leather dresser, by trade, who was mounted on a slow jogging horse, with 
saddle bags behind him, and a large napped hat upon his head, to resem- 
ble a countryman on a journey. Col. Josiah Waters of Boston, a staunch 
whig, and who afterwards acted as engineer in directing the building of 
the forts at Roxbury, followed on foot, on the sidewalk at a short distance 
from him, until he saw him safely past all the sentinels. The Americans 
obtained this news, through an individual by the name of Jasper, an 
Englishman, a gunsmith by trade, whose shop was in Hatter's Square ; 
he worked for the British, but was friendly to the rebels ; a sergeant ma- 
jor quartered in his family and made a confidant of him, telling him all 
their plans. Jasper repeated the same to Col. Waters, who made it 
known to the Committee of Safety. The Colonel has often told this 
story, years after, to his then young friend, Joseph Curtis, who is still 

Several persons have laid claim to the feat of conveying the cannon 
out of the town of Boston, which were so dextrously taken from the gun 
house, and placed under the desk of the schoolmaster, in the schoolhouse 
near by. It honestly belongs to Jonathan Parker, of Roxbury, a farmer, 
and a high whig ; he placed them in his load of manure, which he was 
taking from the stable adjoining, and brought them out to Roxbury, and 
deposited them in Muddy Pond Woods in that town. Many years after 
this he lived in the family of his sister, Miss Curtis, the mother of Joseph 
Curtis of Jamaica Plain, now living, 86 years of age, who has frequently 
heard him tell the story. Capt. Paul Gore, now 86 years old, resided in 
the same family with Mr. Parker, says he often repeated the anecdote to 
him ; and moreover, he recollects the exploit himself, being a boy of 
eight years old. The next day he saw a company of red coats pass by 
his father's house at Jamaica Plain, to search for the missing cannon. 
This company was part of the battalion of 500 men, which were scattered 
in various directions for the same purpose, with no better success. Mr. 
Parker died at Jay, in the state of Maine. C. C. 

140 Groton in 1675. [April. 

GROTON IN 1675. 

[Communicated by Mr. Frederic Kidder.] 

[Note. — The following document is copied from the original in the 
State Archives, Ms., and seems to have been a protest against removing 
the Garrison from Groton. The signers were no doubt officers in com- 
mand of the soldiers stationed there. 

The Penicooke mentioned therein does not refer to what is now Con- 
cord, N. H., but to one of the branches of Nashua River in Lancaster, 
which, like its namesake, appears to have been a favorite location of the 

Honerd Genttlmen, the Gouerr & Councell. 
This afternoon we had, acordinge to your order, discourse with Capt. 
Hincksman in reference to his actings in his waye, as to the comisione 
he reed, from you, he is to take 80 men frome oure Garisons ; that is 
all we haue or more, & we stand in need of more, but we dare not be so 
bold ; our corn that littill we haue, is time it weare gathered ; but if our 
scouts be taken off, heer is littill [that] will be gathered, & many will be 
hardly kept with vs, but will rune awaye frome all our townes, you hap- 
ly may thinke we are afrayd ; we will not bost therabout, but we dare 
saye, our Hues are not dear vnto vs, in any way that God shall call vs to ; 
our thoughts are that it is not advisable to march vp to penicooke wher 
ther are many Indians at the p r sent, yet many aboad about all our towns 
as appears dayly, but our psent thoughts are, that it might be for p r sent 
saftie for the country, that a Garison near [were ?] settled on Merimake 
Riuer, about donstable, that ther maye be [intercourse ?] betweene our 
towns, & [to] that Garison, we haue apoyntted Capt. Dakin &, lift. 
Hinckesmen, who will relatte things to giue you reall light, much further 
then is meet now to do, or then time will pmitt ; we are not willinge to 
truble you any further, but rest your humble servants. 
Groaton, this 25 : 7 : 75. 

*Simon Willard 
tSaml Adames 
f James Parker 
||James Kidder 

* Simon Willard was a very noted man at that day, was one of the early settlers 
of Concord, and afterwards of Lancaster. He was a major and commander of the 
forces in Philip's wars. He died at Chariest own, 24th April, 1676. [Farmer's Gen. 
Regr.] — Hist. Concord. 

f Samuel Adams was a prominent man in Chelmsford, was a captain in Philip's 
war. — See the last No. of the Register, p. 43. 

^ James Parker was a distinguished citizen of Groton, was selectman and a cap- 
tain. — See Hist. Groton, p. 281. 

|| James Kidder was a selectman of Billerica, and an officer in Philip's war. He 
died 16 April, 1676. He was the ancestor of all that bear the name in America. — 
See Hist. New Ipswich. Annexed is a copy of his Autograph. 

|*^W- ^giffip*^ 


1853.] The J ohonnot Family. 141 


[Prepared by Mr. Andrew Johonnot, Member of the N. E. H. G. Society.] 
[Continued from Vol. VI. page 366.] 

Zacherie (Zachariah) Johonnot, — the eldest son of Daniel J., one of 
the French Huguenots, — was born, at Boston, 20 Jan., 1700-1. He was 
twice married ; first, to Elizabeth Quincy, who died during the Revolu- 
tionary War ; second, to Margaret Le Mercier, 24 April, 1777, daughter 
of the Rev. Andrew Le Mercier,* minister of the French Protestant 
Church in Boston. 

He was a distiller, and also engaged in mercantile pursuits. His 
dwellinghouse and store was on Orange street, at the south part of the 
town, and his distillery on Harvard street, directly opposite his dwelling. 
At the bottom of the same street was his wharf, and a wooden distil- 
house, storehouses, &c. Mr. Johonnot was one of the " Sons of Liberty," 
and with ardor espoused the cause of his country, but lived long enough 
only, to see it consummated. His mansion house and store were burnt 
at the great fire, 20 April, 1787. The spacious gardens, filled with rare 
fruit trees, beautiful flowers and shrubs from his father land, were mostly 
destroyed. The house at that time was unoccupied. This estate was 
subsequently sold to Dr. Elijah Dix, and he erected thereon an elegant 
brick mansion house. 

His children, (all by his first wife,) were : 

Daniel, born 25 July, 1724. Died young. 

Zachariah, " 17 Jan., 1725. " 9 June, 1730. 

Susanna, " 20 Dec, 1727. " unmarried. 

Peter, " 23Sept.,1729. Married Katherine Dudley. 

Elizabeth, " 9 u 1731. Unmarried. 

Margaret, " 18 July, 1734. 

Charlotte, " 16 Aug., 1741. Married Peter Boyer. 

Sarah, " 1743. " Eben Seaver. 

Esther, " Unmarried. 

Gabriel, " 1748. Married Judith Cooper. 

Mr. Johonnot died in Boston in 1784, aged 83 years. His will was 
made 1 March, 1784. To his son Peter (then in England,) he be- 
queathed " his mansion house, store adjoining, yard and garden, as the 
same is now fenced in," his large silver salver, two pair silver candle- 
sticks, silver snuffers, snuff dish, &c." " And if my son Peter should 
die before me, I give and bequeath all that I have before given to him, 
to my other children and my son-in-law, Eben Seaver, and to my son 
Gabriel Johonnot, and my daughters Elizabeth and Esther Johonnot and 
Charlotte Boyer." 

To Cesar, " formerly my negro man-servant, now a freeman, I bequeath 
<£50 lawful money, to be paid him by my executor, within twelve months 
after my death." Will proved 20 April, 1784. Witnesses, Joshua Hen- 
shaw, Lemuel Hayward, Paul D. Richards. Executors, Peter Boyer, 
Eben Seaver. Inventory, 18 May, 1784 ; Suffolk Records, Lib. 83. 
Real Estate. — Mansion house, store, &c, adjoining, .£1400 ; small brick 

* Mr. Le Mercier in his will, made 7 May, 1761, appoints his daughter Margaret, 
one of his executors. On the 3d Feb., 1764, he adds a codicil, substituting Mr. Jo- 
honnot in her stead, and requests him to be her guardian, ''she being in a disor- 
dered state of mind." It appears that he proved faithful to his trust — by subsequently 
marrying her. 

142 The Johonnot Family. [April, 

house in rear, 90 ; brick distil house, stores, &c, 1100; wooden distil 
house, wharf, stores, &c, 1300. Personal. — Furniture, 122 19 11 ; sil- 
ver ware, 118 19 10. Total, <£413l 19 9.. Thomas Dawes, John Win- 
nett, Jacob Cooper, Appraisers. 

Peter 3 Johonnot, merchant, member of Boston Latin School, 1738, 
married 10 Jan., 1750,* by Rev. Mather Byles, to Katherine, daughter 
of the Hon. William Dudley, (son of Gov. Joseph Dudley.) 

He was a loyalist, an addresser of Gov. Gage in 1775,f and one of a 
committee, with Thomas and Jonathan Amory, chosen by the citizens of 
Boston, March 8, 1776,$ to communicate with Gen. Howe, and take 
measures to avert the impending destruction, threatened by him, in case 
his army should be molested, while evacuating the town. He went with 
the British to Halifax the same year, from thence to England. § He was 
proscribed and banished in 1778, and was a loyal addresser to the king 
in 1779. 

Mr. Johonnot died in London, 8 Aug., 1809, at the advanced age of 80 
years. His wife died in Boston, 28 June, 1769, aged — . No issue. 

Sarah 3 married 31 March, 1763, by the Rev. Mather Byles, to Eben 
Seaver. Mr. Seaver was a distiller, and for several years Treasurer of 
the county of Suffolk. Mr. Seaver died in Boston, April, 1812, ae. 74 yrs. 

Gabriel 3 Johonnot, merchant, member of the Boston Latin School, 
1754, was twice married ; first, to Judith, dau. of the Rev. Samuel and 
Judith Cooper, 18 Dec, 1766. He had two sons baptized at the Brattle 
Street Church, viz. : Samuel Cooper, 13 March, 1768, and Zachary, 12 
Feb., 1769. He married for his second wife, (17 Nov., 1774,) Sarah, 
dau. of Rev. Simon Bradstreet, of Marblehead. In the year 1773 he was 
of a Committee chosen by the people of Boston, || with Dr. Warren, Dr. 
Church and others, to wait on the consignees of several cargoes of tea, 
shipped for Boston by the East India Company, and require of them an 
obligation not to land or pay duties on any tea sent by said Company ; 
which they refused to do. Subsequently there arrived three ships from 
London, having on board 342 chests of tea. On their arrival, public 
meetings were held in Faneuil Hall, Old South Church, and the Old 
State House, at which John Hancock, Samuel Adams, and many other 
distinguished patriots and citizens, took an active part to resist the attempt 
to levy the Tea Tax. A number of citizens, disguised as Indians, (on 
the 16 Dec, 1773,) repaired to Griffin's (now Liverpool) Wharf, boarded 
the ships, and threw their contents into the dock. He was Chairman of 
a Committee appointed by the Cadet Company of Boston, 15 Aug., 1774,f[ 
to proceed to Salem, and return to Gov. Gage the standard he had pre- 
sented to them. 

Mr. Johonnot was Lieut. Col. of the 14th Regiment Continental Army, 
(known as the Marblehead Regiment,) commanded by Col. Glover ; after 
the war he was engaged in mercantile pursuits at Hampden, Province of 
Maine, and died there on the 9th of Oct., 1820, aged 72 years.** 

His son, Samuel Cooper Johonnot, graduated at Harvard College, 1783, 
and subsequently established himself at Portland, as an attorney at law. 
" He kept the town in an uproar for two or three years, by his satirical 
talents, and was finally mobbed out of town. He went to Demerara and 
married ; had issue. Died there in the year 1806. He was highly edu- 
cated, having been some time abroad, and was a brilliant scholar." 

* Boston Rec. f Sparks's Wash. | 3 Vol. Appen. § Sabone Am. Loys. 

|| Frothingham's Siege Bos. If Compy Records. ** Smith te Deane's Diary. 

1853.] The Johonnot Family. 143 

Mary Ann, 2 third child of Daniel, was born 17 Aug., 1706, and mar- 
ried James Boyer of Boston. He died 26 April, 1741. Will recorded 
Suffolk Records, Lib. 35, fol. 171, 5 May, 1741. Witnessed by Stephen 
Bouteneau, Jeff Bloodgood and Jacob Herd. Daniel Johonnot, (his fath- 
er-in-law) Executor. Inventory, .£680 12 3. Mrs. Boyer d. 22 May, 
1747 ; both were buried in the Granary Burying-ground, near the Frank- 
lin Monument. Their grave-stones are now in good preservation. 

Their children were : — 

I. Daniel? b. 14 June, 172-, m. Elizabeth ; had two daughters, 

Elizabeth, 4 (baptized at Brattle Street Church, 10 June, 1753,) and Kath- 
erine. 4 They both m. Joseph Coolidge, of Boston, who had seven child- 
ren by the former, and one by the latter. Tradition relates that he served 
his time with his father-in-law, who was a silver-smith. He subsequently 
engaged in mercantile business, became wealthy, and was one of the 
largest importers of dry goods in Boston. Mr. Coolidge's mother was 
Marguerita, daughter of one of the "old Huguenots," (Anthoine and Ma- 
ry Olivier,) she was b. in Annapolis Royal, N. S., 8 Nov., 1726, and d. 
at her son's house in Boston, about the year 1814, nearly 90 yrs of age. 

II. Peter? b. 11 July, 1726. 

III. Susannah? b. 16 March, 1727, m. by the Rev. Joseph Sewall, 9 
July, 1747, to Andrew Oliver, (Olivier, son of Anthoine and Mary Olivier.) 
Had issue, Andrew, 4 b. 2 June, 1748 ; Anthony, 4 b. 26 March, 1750 ; 
Susannah, 4 b. Nov., 1758, d. 1765. 

IV. James? b. 31 July, 1729. 

V. Peter? b. 2 Nov., 1731. 

Francis, 2 b. 30 Nov., 1709 ; m. Mary Johnson of Boston, widow, in 
1752. He was a distiller, and engaged in mercantile pursuits. His dis- 
tillery, near Essex Street, on the margin of the " South Cove," mansion 
house No. 31, Newbury, (now Washington Street,) the same owned and 
occupied for many years by his son-in-law, Eben. Oliver, (Olivier) Esq.; 
recently, an elegant block of granite stores has been erected on the site. 

Mr. Johonnot was one of a whig club well known as the " Sons of Lib- 
erty," at the commencement of the Revolution. Their meetings were 
held at the South End of Boston, at the " Liberty Tree Tavern." He 
earnestly engaged in all measures that w r ould promote the Liberty and 
Independence of his country, but d. at the commencement of her strug- 
gles, 8 March, 1775, aged 65 yrs. 3 ms. 6 days. 

Mary Johonnot, his wife, had Letters of Administration, 17 March, 
1775 * " Daniel Boyer, jeweller, and Peter Boyer, merchant," sureties. 

Inventory, dated 28 April, 1775. — Distil house, small house in front, 
and wharf, fronting on Essex Street, &c, ,£1000; personal property, 
838 16 9. .£1838 16 9.— Thomas Foster, Moses Deshon, and Ezekiel 
Cheever, Appraisers. 

Mrs. Johonnot, his wife, d. 17 March, 1797, in the 73 yr. of her age. 

Their children were : — 

I. Fanny? b. 5 Nov., 1753, m. Robert Williams, 6 May, 1777, d. 8 
Oct., 1796, aged 43 yrs. Issue, Henry Johnson, 4 b. 12 Feb., 1778 ; 

Robert George Johonnot, 4 b. 27 April, 1779, d. \ Sarah 4 m. Gilbert 

Hubbard of Demerara ; she died there, and left one son, Geo. Johonnot, 
an orphan, who d. on his passage to Demerara, when about 21 yrs. of age. 

II. Francis? b. 20 Dec, 1754. Latin school, 1762. Merchant. He 
was Navy Agent at Boston, appointed by President Jefferson, 15 Aug., 
1807 ; resigned 8 May, 1809 ; d. 20 Oct., 1815, ae. 61 yrs. ; unmarried. 

* Suffolk Records. Lib. 71, p. 214. 

144 The Johonnot Family. [April, 

III. Susannah, 3 b. 26 Nov., 1755 ; " christened at King's Chapel, 30 
Nov., 1755, (Andrew Johonnot, godfather, Mrs. Susannah Johonnot, and 
Mrs. Ann Cutler, godmothers,") m. 8 Oct., 1776, Eben. Oliver, merchant, 
son of Daniel, the son of Anthoine and Mary Olivier. For many years 
he was a Selectman for the town of Boston, and Warden of King's Chapel. 
Died 14 Dec, 1826, ae. 74 yrs. ; she d. 24 Aug., 1839, ae. 84 yrs. Is- 
sue, 1. Francis Johonnot, 4 b. 10 Oct., 1777 ; graduated Harvard College, 
1795. Merchant, President of the American Insurance Company, and of 
the City Council of Boston. He m. Mary Caroline, dau. of Richard Alsop 
of Middletown, Ct., and had Issue, Mary Caroline, 5 who d. in infancy ; — 
Francis Eben 5 left Harvard College in his senior year, on account of his 
health ; d. in London, May, 1850, in his 37 year ; — Mary Alsop, 5 m. Jo- 
seph W. Alsop of New York, merchant ; — Richard Alsop 5 d. in infancy, 

and Susan Heard. 5 Mrs. Oliver d. 1819, , and he m. for his second 

wife, Mary Charlotte, dau. of Eben. Jacksbn of Middletown, (formerly of 
Newton, Mass.,) by whom he had, Caroline Alsop, 5 and Geo. Stuart Jo- 
honnot, 5 grad. Harvard College, 1851. — 2. Sukey McCarty, 4 b. 26 Oct., 
1778 ; d. 11 Aug., 1779. 3. Susan, 4 b. 11 Aug., 1780 ; m. John Heard, 
Esq., Judge of Probate for the County of Suffolk. Issue, Susan Oliver, 5 
m. Peter C. Brooks, Jr., merchant ; Ann Elizabeth, 5 m. Capt. Henry W. 
Griswold, U. S. Army ; Francis Maria 5 m. Gen. Grenville T. Winthrop. 

IV. George Stuart, 3 b. 23 Nov., 1756. Latin School, 1765,— Member 
of Cadet Company, Boston, 1776, — merchant, m. Martha Elkins, widow 
of Joseph Graffton ; d. at Salem, Mass., 1839, ae, 83 yrs. ; no issue. He 
left a will, and, after making sundry bequests, he gave the residue of his 
property to the County of Essex* for the benefit of the Insane Poor of that 
County, with liberty for his widow to make alterations in the dispositions 
of the property as she saw fit, provided that the general intentions of the 
testator should not he frustrated thereby. Mrs. Johonnot, at her decease 
in 1840, bequeathed this residue to the Trustees of the Lunatic Hospital 
at Worcester, Mass., for the benefit of the insane poor of the County of 
Essex, with this proviso, that if the intention above stated could not be 
carried into effect consistently with the existing regulations of the law, 
then the amount might be appropriated for the benefit of the insane of the 
Commonwealth generally. The Trustees concluded that they could not 
receive the bequests for the special benefit of the insane poor of Essex 
county, and in pursuance of a resolve of the Legislature, the Executor of 
Mr. Johonnot paid over to the Trustees about the sum of fifty thousand 
dollars, for the benefit of the insane of the Commonwealth. 

This property is charged, however, with the payment of several life 
annuities, and the support of his old and favorite horse, during his natural 
life. This horse lived and died (in clover) on the Hospital grounds at 
Worcester. Within a few years an addition has been made to the Hos- 
pital, and called the " Johonnot Wing." 

V. Daniel, 3 b. 21 May, 1758. Latin School, 1766. Member of the 
Boston Independent Company Cadets ; marched with them to Rhode 
Island in 1777. He, with his brother George S., continued the business 
of their late father, at his distillery in Essex Street. He d. at sea, un- 

VI. Andrew, 3 b. 21 June, 1759 ; d. young. ■ 

VII. Catharine, 3 b. 17 Aug., 1766; d. 27 Feb., 1775. 

* Salem Reg., 1851. 

1853.] Pedigree of the Family of Boy Iston. 145 


[By Thomas B. Wyman, Jr.] 

[By inserting the following Pedigree on the plan employed by its Author, it is not 
intended to establish a precedent for the admission of similar matter under all sorts 
of arrangements ; and we wish it distinctly understood, that, whenever an article of 
this kind is intended for our pages, it must be prepared on the plan of the Otis, Deane, 
&c. Genealogies. A multitude of forms or schemes leads to perpeiual confusion. 
The Otis and Deane articles are mentioned, not only because they are prepared on 
the best method yet devised, but because that is the prevailing plan hitherto employed 
in this work. — Editor.] 

Henry Boylston of Litchfield, Stafford shire, Eng., about 1575, is the 
progenitor of this Family. The records of England were examined many 
years ago by a member of the family on a visit to the old country, and 
the pedigree carefully deduced, and is now preserved by the descendants 
of the family at Princeton. 

The current written records and published documents usually resorted 
to by the genealogist, supply the data, and have been gathered with great 
care by the compiler. The only issue ascertained of Henry Boylston is 

Thomas . . . 48. 

Part I. — Posterity. 

1. Benjamin, (for his parentage refer to Number 35,) b. 29 April, 1705, 
m. 30 Nov., 1727, Elizabeth Sumner. Benj. and wife belonged to the 
church in Brookline, Oct., 1729. Of Mendon, 1733. Issue not ascer- 

2. Caleb, (4) b. 19 March, 1730, living at the south, 1796. 

3. Clarence, (13) b. 10 Oct., 1851. 

4. Dudley, (50) Brookline, wife, Elizabeth Gardner. He d. IS April, 
1748, in his 60th year. Estate, <£2410 13. Sit folk Probate Recs. Vol. 
41. Her will, 2 March, 1772 ; proved 31 Oct., 1776. Vol. 75. Issue, 
1. Ann, (Williams.) 2. Mary, b. 25 Dec, (bp. 27) 1719, d. 3 Jan., 1727. 
3. Elizabeth (Williams.) 4. Dudley. 5. Joshua. 6. Mary, d. Oct., 
1815, ae 88. 7. Richard. 8. Caleb. 9. Sarah (Davis), bp. 6 Aug., 
1732. 10. Susanna (Sumner,) b. 5 Dec, (bp. 8) 1734. 11. Edward. 
12. Hannah. 

5. Dudley, (39) b 22 July, 1708, d in infancy. 

6. Dudley, (4) b about 1723, d. 29 Aug., 1749, in 26 year. 

7. Edgar O, (46) ae. 7, pr U. S. Census, 1850. 

8. Edward, (48) concerned in a London packet. Bachelor. 

9. Edward, (36) apprentice to an India merchant ; d. early. 

10. Edward, (50) Boston, tailor. Said to have foundered at sea, go- 
ing to London. Wife, Mary, dau. of John and Mary (Fowle) Dasset, of 
Boston. Issue, 1. Hannah, bp. 4 Oct., 1696, d. June, 1697. 2 Edward. 
3. Thomas. Wid. m. Josiah Flynt. 

11. Edward, (10) bp. 27 Nov., 1698. 

12. Edward, (4) b. 2 Jan. (bp. 8) 1737-8, Springfield. Wife, Lydia 

. He d. 21 Dec, 1814, ae. 77. Issue, not ascertained. 

13. Francis, ( ) Greenfield, painter. House No. 50, pr Census. 
He ae. 27. Hannah or Maria M. [wife] ae. 23. Issue, 1. Alice 
M., b. 4 Oct., 1849. 2. Clarence. 

14. George W. (25) b. in Pembroke, m. in Marshfield,, 17. 
Dec, 1851, Augusta (dau. of Nath'l and Lucy) Pratt. 


146 Pedigree of the Family of Boylston. [April, 

15. George L. (46) b. in Greenfield, 23 May, 1850. 

16. Henry, (Grandson 59.) Charleston, S. C, per will. 

17. Henry L. (46) ae. 9, pr Census 1850. 

18. John, (48) Market Bosworth, Eng., minister of St. Anns, Trum- 
pyngton St., D. D., &c Issue, 19 children. 

19. John, (36) d. in service of the Guinea Co. Issue, daughter, m. 

Byle of Ware Park, Herts. 

20. JOHN, (63) b. 23 March, 1708-9. Lived in Bath, Eng. Will, 
22 Feb., 1793. Suffolk Probate. Gave heavy endowments to orphans 
and indigent persons, devised in perpetuity in a very excellent corporate 
trust, evincing the foresight and wisdom of the donor. His funeral was 
not to exceed =£30. The legacies by annuity to the relatives he named, 
made to revert to the benevolent fund. He died 17 Jan., 1795, ae. 86, 

21. John, ( ) Stoughton, blacksmith. Will, 3 Sept., 1775, names 
wife and son John. Pro. 6 Feb., 1776, Vol. 75. Estate, 
,£134 15 6. Gravestones provided by the executor for him and for his 

22. John, (21) named in father's will. Deceased soon after. 

23. John Lane, (59) Princeton. Wife, Sarah Brooks, surviving, ae. 
59 in 1850. Issue, 1. Ward Nicholas. 2. Thomas. 3. Alicia, ae. 28. 
4.Mary-Hallowell, ae. 25. 5. Louisa Catherine Adams, ae. 22. 

24. John L. (58) d. at Jamaica Plain, 16 Oct., 1851, ae. 3 ys. 
3 days. [John, negro servant, m. in Boston, 11 Aug., 1779, Jane Ken- 

25. Joseph, ( ) Pembroke. Wife, Lydia . Issue, 1. Jo- 
seph, George W., &,c. 

26. Joseph, (25) m. in Bridgewater, 24 Sept., 1844, to Asenath Hall. 
Issue, 1. Lydia Fisk, b. 17 Sept., 1846, d. 29 Feb., 1850, in Pembroke. 
He died in California, 1852. 

27. Joshua, (4) Brookline, m. 22 March, 1783, Abigail Baker, who 
d. 29 or 30 Oct., 1814, ae. 70. His will, 13 Dec, 1790. Pro. 4 Dec. 
1804. He d. about 1 Nov., 1804, ae. 79. Issue, 1. Abigail (Clark,) b. 
28 Jan., 1784. 2. Rebecca, d. 3 Oct., 1817. 

28. Josiah, (63) b. 11 July, 1720. Died early. 

29. Nathan, ( ) Uxbridge. In the Rev. Army, Woods Regt. 

30. Nathaniel, (51) b. 21 March, 1724. Of St. Christophers, 1771. 

31. NICHOLAS, (51) b. 13 March, 1716. Lived in School St., Bos- 
ton. Owned pew in Brattle St. Church. Willj 1 Aug , (Pro. 30) 1771, 
Vol. 70. He endowed a Professorship at Harvard College. Gave direc- 
tions to his executors to buy of Wm. Hyslop the estate recently owned by 
John Boylston, who derived from Dr. Zabdiel, who acquired of Peter, and 
before him having been owned by ancestors over 100 years, and to con- 
vey the same to the church in Brookline. 

32. Nicholas, (59) d. in London, East India Co. service. 

33. Nicholas, (62) Salem, cordwainer, ae. 55, 1850. 

34. Nicholas-Hallowell, (Gr. son, 59.) Named in will. 

35. Peter, (50) Brookline, shopkeeper. Wife, Ann White, who made 
will 13 March, 1754. Pro. 10 Nov., 1772, Vol. 72. His will, 30 Aug., 
(Pro. 27 Sept.) 1743, Vol. 36. He d. 10 Sept., 1743. A deed of all the 
brethren, &c, of Peter to him, of their shares in 96 acres, homestead, is 
on Suffolk Deeds, Vol. 28, 2 May, 1713. Rcc 20 Feb., 1713-14 Issue, 
1. Benjamin. 2. Ann (Adams,) b. 1 Nov., 1706. 3. Susanna (ADAMS,) 
b. 1708-9. 4. Mary (Simpson,) b. 15 Sept., 1714. 5. Eliza- 

1853.] Pedigree of the Family of Boy Iston. 147 

beth (Cunningham,) b. 29 June, 1717. 6. Jerusha (Veazie,) bap. 8 Feb., 
1719. 7. Sarah (Potter,) bp. 17 March, 1723. 

36. Richard, (48) England, clothworker. Named in connection with 
Thos. Boylston, (49) on Middlesex and Suffolk early Deeds. Issue, John, 
Richard, Edward, Sarah, Rebecca, Katharine, Elizabeth, Mary a widow 
70 years old when visited by Dr. Boylston. 

37. Richard, (36) Factor to the Turkey Company, Aleppo. 

38. Richard, ( ) Birmingham, apothecary. Visited by Dr. Zabdiel. 
Issue, Sarah living in England, ae. about 70 years, about 1725. 

39. Richard, (50) Charlestown, cordwainer. Wife, Mary, only child 
of James and Mary (Foster) Smith, Gr. dau. of John Smith, shipbuilder, of 
Charlestown. She b. 18 Feb., 1677-8, d. 16 April, 1764, ae. 86. He 
d. 25 April, 1752, in 82 yr. Issue, 1. Mary (Earle,) b. 23 Feb., 1698-9. 
2. Ann (Hall,) b. 12 Jan., 1701. 3. Elizabeth (Wyer,) bp. 3 Oct., 1702. 
4. Sarah (Call,) b. 11 June, (bp. 16) 1706. 5. Dudley. 6. Anna 
(Brown,) bp. 1710. 7. Lydia, bp. 24 May, 1713, d. 9 Oct., 
1713 ; gravestone. 8. Abigail (Moore,) bp. 25 June, 1715. 9. Lydia, 
bp. 31 Jan., 1719, d. 31 March, 1791. 10. Richard— following. 

40. Richard, (39) Charlestown, brazier, b. 7 July, 1722. Wives, 1. 
Mary, dau. of Wm. and Abrahams, m. 16 April, 1747. 2. 
Parnell, dau. of Richard, Jr. and Mary Foster, bp. 24 Aug., 1729, m. 13 
Oct., 1763, d. . He d. 30 June, 1807, ae. 85. Issue, 1. 
Mary (Beaman.) 2. Richard. 3. William. 4. Martha (Frost,) bp. 20 
June, 1756. 5. Ann (Jones,) bp. 23 April, 1758. 6. Thomas. 7. 
Parnell (Brooks,) bp. 23 Dec, 1764. 8. Hannah, bp. 20 April, 1766, d. 
7 July, 1807, ae. 38. 

41. Richard, (4) Brookline, cordwainer. Admn. on Estate, 8 May, 
1750 ; Amt. .£27, Vol. 44. 

42. Richard, (40) Charlestown, brazier, bp. 17 Sept., 1752. Wife, 
Eunice Stetson, (see Stetson Genealogy,) m. , 1808. He d. 

43. Richard, ( ) Amherst, Ed. of Farmers' Cabinet. Wife, Mary 
Mosely, m. in Boston, pr lnd. Chron. of Aug., 1810. Issue not ascer- 

44. Robert, ( ) m. in Roxbury, about 1750. Bride's name oblit- 

45. Samuel, ( ) Springfield, painter. House, 1297, ae. 61. Clarissa 

[wife] ae. 57, pr Census, 1850. Issue, 1. (?) Samuel. 2. 
Katharine (Strong.) 3. Sarah E. or G. (Carr,) ae. 20. 

46. Samuel, (45?) Greenfield, painter, ae. 32. Elizabeth 

[wife] ae. 30. Issue, 1. Henry L. 2. Edgar C. 3. Samuel J. (?) 4. 
Mary E., ae. 3. 5. George L. 

47. Samuel J. (46 ?) ae. 4, U. S. Census, 1850. 

48. Thomas, (son of Henry,) clothworker, d. in England, 1648. Issue, 
1. John, D. D. 2. Thomas, 49. 3. Edward. 4. Richard. 

49. THOMAS, (48) embarked for America in the Defence, 1635, ae. 
20, from London. Settled at Watertown. Admn. on estate to W. Sara, 
4, 8 mo., 1653. Issue, 

1. Elizabeth (Fisher,) b. 21 Sept., 1640. 

2. Sarah (Smith,) b. 30 Sept., 1642. 

3. Thomas — following. 

Sara, widow, m. 12 May, 1655, John Chenery ; she d. 14 Sept., 1704. 

50. Thomas, (49) Muddy River, chirurgecn. A return of birth of 

148 Pedigree of the Family of Boylston. [April, 

Thos. son of Thos. and Sarah Boilston, 11 m., 26 d., 1664, is assumed as 
his birth, estimating an error of 20 years in figures. He took an oath in 
court in 1673, age 28 yrs. Was in Narraganset war, 1675. His bro.- 
in-law, Thos. Smith, conveyed to him c£94 in hands of Spencer Pigott, 
apothecary, London ; a legacy from his (Smith's) wife's UNCLE Thomas 
Boylston, Mid. Deeds, 1679, for benefit of Smith's children. The name 
of Thomas Boylston in this connection may be noted. Wife, Mary (dau. 
of Thomas) Gardner, m. in Chas. 13 Dec, 1665. She was b. at Muddy 
River, 9 April, 1648. D. 8 July, 1722, ae. 74. His estate prized 
.£560 14, 10 Aug., 1695. Suffolk, Vol. 11, p. 237. Issue, 1. Edward. 
2. Richard. 3. Abigail (Brooks,) d. 23 May, 1756, in 82 yr. Grave- 
stone at Medford. 4. Peter. 5. Sarah (Brooks.) 6. Lucy (Phillips.) 
7. Zabdiel. 8. Mary (Lane-Dwight-Hubbard ?) 9. Rebecca (Abbot,) 
b. 15 Sept., 1685, in Roxbury. 10. Dudley. 11. Joanna (Landman.) 
12. Thomas — following. 

51. Thomas, (50) Boston, sadler, shopkeeper. Wife, Sarah (dau. of 
Nicholas) Morecock, m. 4 May, 1715. She died Feb., 1774, pr Royal 
American Magazine. He d." 1739. Will, March 28, Pro. April 6. 
Issue, 1. Nicholas 2. Sarah (Robinson ?) b. 7 Jan., 1717. The Prince- 
ton Genealogy says she d. a young woman, unmarried. 3. Anna, b. 8 
Jan., 1719. 4. Thomas. 5. Mary (Hallowell,) b. 19 Feb., 1722. 6. 
Nathaniel. 7. Lucy (Rogers,) b. 28 Sept., 1725. 8. Rebecca (Gill.) b. 
7 Dec, 1727. 

52. Thomas, (10) bp. 26 Jan., 1701. 

53. Thomas, (63) Boston, physician, (pr Probate,) b. 30 July, 1715. 
Wife, Mary Coales, m. 15 Nov., 1744. Will, 26 July, 1749. Pro. 29 
May, 1750, Vol. 44. No issue. Wid. survived. 

54. Thomas, (51) London, Parish of St. Martin's Vintry, b. in Boston, 
7 Oct., 1721, d. in England, 30 Dec, 1798. Merchant, bachelor. His 
will, making bequests to the city of Boston, is printed and preserved in 
Mass. Hist. Soc Archives. 

55. Thomas, (40) Charlestown, brazier, bp. 13 April, 1760, m. 27 
Oct , 1808, Mercy Farnsworth, dau. of John and Mercy Hay, 
bp. in Chas. 11 May, 1766, m. 1. in Chas. 21 June, 1795, Jacob Farns- 
worth. Codicil to his will, 6 June, 1828. She d. in Chas. about 1850. 

56. Thomas, ( ) warned out of Newton, " an infant" from Boston, 
July, 1762. Arrived at Fishkill, in Fuller's Co., 20 June, 1778, ae. 17. 
5 ft. 8. in. high, of Newton. 

57. Thomas, (59.) 

58. Thomas, (23) Jamaica Plain. Wife, Caroline A. Fowle. 
Issue, 1. John L. 

59. Ward Nicholas, (Gr.-son, 51.) Name altered from Hallowell. 
Lived at London, Roxbury and Princeton Merchant. Trustee, and 
donor in his own right, of much wealth. Wives, 1. Mary 

2. Alicia Darrow, of Yarmouth, Eng. Issue, 1. Nicholas. 2. Thomas. 

3. John Lane and 3 chn. d. young. His will in Norfolk Records, 5 Feb., 
1828, Vol. 50, p. 490-516. 

60. Ward Nicholas, (23) Princeton. Grad. H. U., 1835. M. D., 
1839, M. M. S. S. Agriculturist, 1850, ae. 34, pr Census. 

61. William, ( ) made will in England, 1649-50. 

62. William, (40) Charlestown, Boston; brazier; bp. 19 March, 
1755 ; d. in Chas., Sept., 1836 ; m. Mary B Miles, pr. Princeton Gen. 
He m. in Boston, 25 Oct., 1792, Hannah Gotte ; (separated.) Issue, 

1853.] Pedigree of the Family of Boy Iston. 149 

Nicholas. Mrs. B. m. Robert Hussey, Salem. Record of marriage 
gives her name Conklin ; 24 Dec, 1810 ; again . . . 1837. She 
d. 16 Sept., 1841, ae. 70. 

63. Zabdiel, (50) Muddy River. Physician. Wife, Jerusha Minot, 
m. in Boston, 18 Jan., 1706. She d. 15 April, 1764, ae. 85. He d. 1 
March, 1766, ae. 87. See Medical Biography. Issue, 1. Zabdiel. 2. 
John. 3. Elizabeth, b. 29 June, 1710 ; d. young. 4. Jerusha (Fitch,) 
b. 5 Nov., 1711. 5. Mary. Will, 3 June, 1796; Vol. 100, Suffolk ; d. 
May, 1802, ae. 89. 6. Thomas. 7. Elizabeth (Taylor,) b. 4'Jan., 1716. 
8. Josiah. 

64. Zabdiel, (63) b. 10 Feb., 1706-7. Grad. H. U., 1724. D. in 
England, unmarried. 

65. Zabdiel, ( ) Springfield. Had custom-house protection, 1803, 
ae. 19 yrs. Note. This name is distinct from the Balstons on Boston 

Part II. — Alliances. 

Abbot, William, m. 25 May, 1708, Rebecca, (50.) His estate prized 
1713-14, Suffolk. She d. 7 Sept., 1762, in 76 yr. Gravestone, Roxbury. 

Abkahams, (40.) Adams, Ebenezer, m. 21 March, 1729, Ann, (35.) 
Dea. John Adams m. 23 Nov., 1734, Susanna, (35.) Issue, JOHN 
ADAMS, President U. S. A. See Thayer's Family Memorial. Baker, 
(26.) Beaman, Ezra, m. Mary, (40) who d. at West Boyl- 

ston, 9 June, 1813, ae. 62. Brooks, Ebenezer, m. Abigail, (50.) Sam- 
uet m. Sarah, (50) who d. 16 Oct., 1736, in 56 yr. Gravestone, Medford. 
Thomas m. Parnell, (40) — See 23. Brown, Benjamin, of 

Boston, boatbuilder, m. 19 Jan., 1734-5, Anna (39) of Shirley, 1782. 
Byle, (19.) Call, Jonathan, m. 26 Aug., 1724, Sarah, (39) who d. 14 
or 16 Oct., 1796, ae. 91, 15 chn. Carr, Lester W., m. 14 May, 1851, 
Sarah, (45.) Chenery, John, m. wid. Sarah, (49.) Clark, Dea. Joshua 
C. m. 31 May, 1810, Abigail, (27) who d. 14 Dec, 1825, ae. 42. 
Coales, (53.) Cunningham, James, m. in Boston, 4 June, 1742, Eliza- 
beth, (35.) Cushing, Beza, m. Hannah, (4.) Darrow, 
(59.) Dasset, (10.) Davis, Samuel, m. 22 Dec, 1761, Sarah, (4 ) 
Dwight, Jonathan, m. 15 April, in Boston, Mary Lane, (50?) Earle, 
John, of Boston, m. in Chas., 27 Oct., 1719, Mary, (39.) Farnsworth, 
(55.) Fisher, John, m. prior 1668, Elizabeth, (49.) Issue, Joshua and 
Daniel. Fitch, Benjamin, m. 28 Oct., 1731, Jerusha, (35.) Flynt, 
Josiah, m. in Boston by Mr. Willard, 1 July, 1706, Mary, (10.) Foster, 
(40.) Fowle, (58.) Frost, Dea. Ephraim, m. 3 June, 1794, in Boston, 
Martha, (40.) Gardner, (4) (50.) GILL, Moses, Lieut. Gov. of 
Massachusetts, m. 13 Aug., 1773, Rebecca, (50.) He was 
4th child of Capt. John and Elizabeth Gill, b. in Chas. 18 Jan., (bp. 20,) 
1733-4 ; d. 20 May, 1800. His father was 2d child of Col. 
Michael and Relief Gill, bp. 20 July, 1701 ; d. about 1734. 
His mother was 3d child of Moses and Elizabeth (Knight) Abbot, b. 10 
March, 1706. She m. 2. Dea. Michael Brigden, 17 April, 1740 ; d. 18 
July, 1788. Buried in Brigden tomb, Chas. His gr.-mother 
Relief was 3d child of John Dowse of Chas., and wife Relief Holland from 
Dorchester, b. 2 m. 6, (bp. 9) 1676. Gotte, (62.) Hall, Stephen, m. 
18 June, 1719, Ann, (39) ; she d. 3 July, 1734, ae. 33 y. 5 m. 21 d. 
Gravestone, Chas. See 26. Hallowell, Benjamin, m. 13 June, 1746, 
Mary, (51.) Issue, 14 chn ; one of whom adopted the name of Ward 

150 Pedigree of the Family of Boylston. [April, 

Nicholas Boylston, and mentioned in will his brother Sir Benj. Hallowell, 
Admiral in British Navy, and sister Mary, widow of Judge Elmsley of 
Montreal. Hay, (55.) Hubbard. The Princeton Gen'y says Mary 
(50) m. a Hubbard, then Dwight. Hussey, (62.) Jones, Ebenezer, m. 
15 April, 1738, Ann (40) Princeton. Landman, James, of Plymouth, m. 
5 July, 1714, Joanna, (50.) Lane, m. Mary, 

(50) who, widow Mary Lane, sells her share of estate to brother Peter, 
1713. Miles, (62.) Minot, (63.) Moore, Dr. Francis m. 
Abigail, (39) ; she d. 16 May, 1788, ae. 71. Morecock, (51.) Mosely, 
(43) Phillips Benjamin, m. 10 March, 1702-3, Lucy, (50) who d. 15 
Feb., 1717-18. Gravestone in Chas. Potter, John, brazier, m. 

Sarah, (35.) Pratt, (14.) Robinson, Edward, m. in Boston, 
23 Sept , 1743, Sarah, ( .) Rogers, Timothy, of Gloucester, m. 10 or 
17 Oct., in Boston, Lucy, (51.) Sever, m. Elizabeth, 

(4) pr Princeton Gen'y. Shnipson, Nathan, blacksmith, m. in Boston, 
5 Sept., 1740, Mary, (35.) Smith, Thomas, butcher, m. Sarah (49) who 
d. 8 Aug., 1711, ae. about 70. Gravestone, Chas. See 39. Stetson, 
(42.) Strong, William H., Springfield, m. 29 Feb., 1844, Katharine, 
(45.) Su.mner, Samuel, Jr., m. in Roxbury, 18 Aug., 1757, Susanna, 
(4.) Taylor, Dr. Gillum, m. in Boston, 22 Oct., 1747, Elizabeth, (63.) 
Veazie, Joseph, m. 23 Sept., 1743, Jerusha, (35.) Walker, 
m. M. Mary, (4) pr Princeton Gen. White, (35.) Wil- 

liams, Robert, of Boston, m. Ann, (4) : Elizabeth, (4) m. 

in Roxbury, 9 March, 1756, Benjamin Williams, and d. prior 1772, 4 chn. 
Wyer, Capt. Nathaniel, m. 26 April, 1724, Elizabeth, (39.) A widow, 
1753. Unknown, blank, No. 1, 12, 13, 18, 19, 21, 25, 36, 38, 45, 46, 
48, 49, 59. Wid. Elizabeth Boylston d. at Salem, Aug., L825, ae. 90. 

The foregoing suffices to exhibit all that is strictly pertinent to a 
genealogical sketch of the family of Boylston, &c. The compiler has 
condensed the matter, being unwilling to trespass upon the general read- 
ers of the Magazine by a long article. The critical in these matters are 
desired to communicate any fault they may find in this article to 

JOHN HUNT, Boston. 

The Tomb of General Harrison — The editor of the Cincinnati 
Nonpareil having visited North Bend, speaks thus of General Harrison's 
tomb : " On a recent visit to the tomb of Harrison, situated on one of the 
most beautiful sites in the Western country, at North Bend, we were 
pained at beholding the little attention bestowed upon the ground covering 
the last resting-place of the old hero. The lot selected, in which are 
deposited the remains of' old Tippecanoe,' is enclosed around the base in 
circular form, with board fence, roughly whitewashed. The long grass 
has all been trodden down, shrubbery broken, trees cut, and even the 
wooden door leading to the vault has been defaced and mutilated, while 
the rough bricks on each side of the mound have been loosened and scat- 
tered over the ground for yards around. The earth on the mound has 
been ploughed up, as though the hogs had been rooting there. The tomb, 
and all the once beautiful and enchanting scenery, have lost all their in- 
terest, and a visit to the spot is now anything but pleasant. Thus express- 
ing ourselves, we only echo the general feeling of all who have visited the 
burial place this Spring." — Newspaper, 1852. 


Materials for the History of Salem. 



Wee whose names are under written, being Legall proprietors of y c 
Comon and undevided Lands in y e township of Salem, by y e Laws of this 
province, haveing Cottages or dwelling places before y e year 1661 and 
are great Sufferers for want of a Legal regulation, not only our Selves, 
but y e whole Towne in generall, and whereas y e great and general Court 
has made a Law how meetings of proprietors of Land lying in Common 
may be called ; 

Pursuant to y l Law, M r John Trash and others, have taken y c directions 
of said law, and made application to Lawfull Athoritie and Obtained a 
warrant for y e assembling of y e proprietors, at y e dwelling house of M r 
Sam 11 Golthrile, in Salem, in holder, on y e 29th Day of June 1713, and 
y e meeting being Continued from time to time and on y e 13th day of 
Sep tr 1714, met, and now we see there is great necessitie for Calling and 
Summoning a propriet" meeting : now we Earnestly desire y e Comitte, 
or y e major part of them, y l are empowered, to call a proprietors meeting 
as soon as may be for to do w 1 they shall thing is necessarie to be done, 
as y e Law Directs and Impowers us to do, and to Notifie the proprietors 
in 1661 and no Other, And we here Oblige ourselves to assist and bare 
our proportions of y e Charges, in Witness whereof, we haue Sit to our 

Thomas Flint 

Thomas Maule 

Benj a Pickering 

David Flint 

Benj a Ropes 

George Hacker 

Peter Henderson 

Robert Stowe 

Philip English 

Phillip English Jun r 

Joseph Tapley 

Jn° Masters 

Joseph Hyliard 

Jon a Dodge 

John Blaney 

Abraham Purchase 

Benj a Flint adm r to 

Joseph Flint 

Benj 1 Flint 

Samuel Ruck 

Sam 11 Phillips 

William Becket 

Jeremiah Neal 

Jeremiah Neal Jun r 

Sarah x Taply her 

Dorothy a Neal her 
mark adm x to her 
husband dec d 

Robert Neale 

Nath 11 Marston 

Benj a Ashby 

Daniel Webb Sen r 

Jn° Baker 
Joseph Buxton 
Ezekiel Cheevers 
Myels Ward 
Richard Palmer 
Susannah Brown 
Daniel Caton 
his X mark 

Prescilla Skerry her S Lydia Curkeet 

Francis Skerry 
Mary Collins 

her M mark. 
Eliz a Cole 

her en mark 
Hannah Cox 

her M mark 
Samuel Phippen 
Sam 11 Whitefoot 
Christian M Bray 

her mark 
Gamaliel Hodges 
Hannah Bray 

her V mark 
Nath 11 Peas 

his X mark 

Sarah Hart Attorney Jacob Manning 

to her husband Jon a Eliz a Bush 
Hart her A mark 

Will 111 Reeves Jn° Burton 
John Cook his I mark his °* Mark 

her Io mark 
Benj a Gerrish 
Edmund Batter 
John Maule 
Elizur Keysur 
Francis Gatman 
John Lowther 
Sam 11 Archer 
Edward Norris 
John Bickford 

his Z mark 
Joseph Duglas 
Eliz a Dean 
Widow Stevens 

her W mark 
John Guppy v'' 
John Kempton 
John Leach 
Robert Hutchinson 
Ruth Osburn 

R O mark 


Materials for tJie History of Salem. 


Esther Swinnerton 

her S mark 
John Creassy 
Jon a Green 
Abraham Smith 
Daniel Southwick 
Tho s Needham 

his 8c mark 
Nath 11 Black 
Sarah Elkins widow 
Nath 11 Massey 
Jonathan Archer 
Joseph Orn 
Will m Ropes 
Mihil Bacon 
Jon a Pickering 

his 2 mark 
Daniel Grant 
George Felt 
Joseph Symons 
Will m Curtice 
Benj a Symons 
Elias Trask 
Will m Osburn 
Sam Cook 
Jacob Reed 
Nath 11 Tompkins 
John Loomes 
Edward Britton 
Ezekiel Golthite 
Phillip Nichol 

his x mark 
John Robinson 
John Mascol 
Nath 11 Waters 

Joshua BufFam 
Josiah Orn 
John Mackmillion 
Christopher Babbage 
Nath 11 Silsby 

w his mark 
Jon a Glover 
James Gillingham 
Nath 11 Silsby Junf 
Eliz a Beadle 

he r 2 marke 
Joseph Andrew 
John Trask Jun r 
Stephen Small 
Thomas Symons 
Nicholas Trask 
Ebenezer ffoster 
Joseph Boyce Jun r 
John Symonds 
Sam 11 Osburn 
Sam 11 Gaskin 
Lawrence Southwick 
Sam 11 Ebourn 
John Meacham 
George Smith 
Eleazer Gyles 
Benj a Verry 

his (/> mark 
Isaac Peas 
James Holton 
Benj a Holton 
Benj a Procter 

his 8 mark 
Jane Grev 

W«n Maccarty 
Joseph Hardy 
Eliz a Derby 
Jacob Griggs 
Mary Foster 
Samuel Ropes 
Phillip Hill 
Thomas Palfrey 
Richard Downing 
Hannah Croad 
Mary Olines 
Samuel Shattock 
John Pickering 
Joseph Putnam 
Joseph Whipple 
Jonathan Neale 
Joshua Orn 
John Holmes 
Edward Nichols 
Samuel West 
Dan 11 Bacon Jun r 
Benj a Orn 
Nathaniell Osgood 
Mathew Eastys 
John King 
Nath' 1 Silsby 
John Felton 
Joseph Allen 
Eleazer Lyndsey 
Israel Shaw 

his '""o"^ mai 'k 
John Trask 
John Moulton 


her X mark 

This is a true Copey of the request and list of y e Major part of y e 
proprie 18 of y e common and undevided lands, in Salem, as it stands on 
record l n the proprie" book, y l had Cottages, and Dwelling places before 
y e year 1661. Attest, Jacob Willard, proprie rs Clerk. 

Copia Vera attest, Stephen Sewall, Clerk. 

A Thanksgiving Gathering. — One of the largest and probably most 
pleasant family gatherings in this State, took place in the village of Hamp- 
den, at the home of Benjamin Sweet, on Thanksgiving Day, when forty- 
six persons sat down to dinner. There were present the father, aged 
eighty-three years — all his sons and daughters, seven of the former and 
six of the latter, twelve of whom are married, and had their wives and 
husbands with them — fifteen grand-children and two great-grand-children. 
A clergyman and his wife and another neighbor completed the list. They 
all formed about the old hearth-stone, and received the old man's blessing. 
The cradle in which the thirteen (the number of the original States of 
the Confederacy) were all rocked, was brought forth, and the whole 
scene, as related to us by a participator, was most impressive and joyous. 
Bangor Mercury, 2d December, 1852. 

1853.] First Settlers of Chatham ^ Mass. 153 


[Communicated by David Hamblen', Esq., Memb. N. E. H. Gen. Soc.] 
[Continued from p. 82, present vol.] 

Shubal Nickcrson m. Mary Hamilton, Dec. 23, 1748. 

Jonathan Nickcrson and wife Jane. Chil., Judith, b. Apr 9,1720; Jane, 
b. Apr. 9, 1722 ; Jonathan, b. Jan. 14, 1723-4 ; Simeon, b. Apr. 10, 1727. 

Robt. Nickcrson and w. Rebeckah. Chil., Elkanah, b. Feb. 14, 1721-2. 

Thomas Nickerson and wife Mary. Child., Thomas, b. Dec. 24, 1696. 

Thomas Nickerson and wife Lidia Covcll, m. May 16, 1715. Children, 
Desire, b. Feby. 8, 1718; Thomas, b. Feby. 28,' 1720 ; Lidia, b. March 
30, 1722, d. Aug. 15, 1722; Lidia, b. Feby. 16, 1724 ; Ansel, b. May 
2d, 1727 ; Prince, b. Aug. 10, 1729. 

William Nickerson and wife Hannah. Children, Jerusha, b. Nov. 21, 
1739 ; Barzillia, b. March 8, 1743 ; Jonathan, b. April 13, 1747. 

Feby. 12, 1726-7, Thomas Parker of Falmouth, m. Experience Nick- 
olson of Chatham. 

13, (2,) 1727, Seth Paddock m. Marcy Nickerson. 

John Rider and wife Mehitable. Children, Zerviah, b. Jany. 12, 1733-4 ; 
Ester, b. March 4, 1734-5. 

Sept. 26, 1728, Nathaniel Rider m. Desire Godfree ; both of Chatham. 

John Rider and wife Mehitable. Children, Simeon, b. April 4, 1720 ; 
Mehitable, b. Jany. 27, 1724-5 ; Zenas, b. Apr. 27, 1726 ; Bethiah, b. 
Sept. 11, 1728. 

Oct. 26, 1740, Ruben Rider m. Susana Atkins. 

July 3, 1747, David Raff m. Kathrine Twining. 

Nov. 10, 1748, Moses Rogers of Harwich, m. Elizabeth Smith of Ch'm. 

Elizabeth Rayand, with her two children, was warned out of Town 
by Ebenezar Nickerson, the Constable, Jany. 28, 1741. 

Joseph Stuart and wife Mary. Children, Samuel, b. Octo. 25th, 1727 
Ellass, b. Feby. 19th, 1729 ; Marcy, b. July 17th, 1735. 

Samuel Stuart and wife Deborah Lathrop, Nov. 2d, 1721. Children 
William, b. Jany. 11th, 1725-6. 

Joseph Stewart and wife Mary. Children, Jeams, b. May 9, 1722 
Mary, b. Mar. 26, 1724 ; Abigell, b. Mar. 15th, 1726. 

Michael Stuard and wife Mary. Children, Bethiah, b. Sept. 21, 1704 
Patience, b. Aug. 27, 1713. 

Joseph Stuard and wife Mary. Children, Temperance, b. Mar. 15, 1713 

Octo. 29, 1747, Zackriah Smalle m. Bethia Severance ; both of Chatham 

Dean Smith and wife Ester. Children, Ester, b. July 6th, 1721. 

Dean Smith and wife Ester. Children, Asaph, b. Feby. 18th, 1728-9 

Daniel Sears and wife Sarah. Children, Rebeckah, b. Mar. 19, 1710 
Daniel, b. June 1, 1712; Sarah, b. Apr. 11, 1714; Marcv, b. July 17 
1716; Richard, b. Apr. 26, 1718; David, b. Apr. 21, 1720; Deborah 
b. Octo. 13, 1722. 

Paul Sears and wife Anne. Children, Hannah, b. Nov. 27, 1734 
Thankful, b. July 27, 1736; Ann, b. Feby. 16, 1737-8; Ruth, b. Nov 
12, 1740; Experience, b. Octo. 20, 1743. ' 

Thomas Sharp and wife Mehitable. Children, Joseph, b. Apr. 16, 1720 

Aug. 3, 1747, Mathes Taylor m Desire Harding. 

Samuel Tucker and wife Hannah. Children, Kezia, b. Nov., 1707 
John, b. Sept., 1709, d. 1709; Thankful, b. Sept., 1710; Elizabeth, b. 

154 Records of Great Torrington ) England. [April, 

Sept., 1712 ; Hannah, b. Sept , 1714 ; John. b. Mar. 20, 1715-6 ; Sam- 
uel, b. Mar. 16, 1719-20 ; Eunice, b. June 12, 1722. 

Octo., 1732, Henry Willson m. Mary Harding. 

John Young and wife Dinah. Children, John, b. Julv2d, 1733; Jedida, 
b. Mar. 7, 1737-8. 

Dec. 15, 1731, Elisha Young, Jr., m. Bethia Smith of Chatham. 

John Young and wife Dinah. Children, Zipporah, b. Aug. 5, 1730. 

S. G. Drake, Esq., Boston. Paris, [France,] October 25th, 1852. 

My Dear Sir : — While on a genealogical tour in Devonshire, England, 
I copied a few names from the church and parish records of " Great Tor- 
rington" which may perhaps interest some genealogist of the same name 
in the United States ; I therefore send you a transcript, viz. : — 

Baptisms. — A. D. 1620, Thomas Day, son of Ralph ; Thomas Chester ; 
Steven Strong son of Richard. July, 1622, Joane Ward, dau. of Richard 
and Joane. October, 1623, Mary Blatchford, dau. William and Mary ; 
Henry Goodwin. 1627, John Ward, son of John and Phillippa. 1628, 
William Whitmore, son of Robert. 1629, Dec. 30, William Ward, son of 
John and Phillippa. 1632, July, John Ward, son of Richard and Johane ; 
Aug., Elizabeth Ward, dau. John and Phillippa. 1633, Oct., Billey Ward, 
son John and Phillippa. 1632, Feb. 3, John Chapman son of Nicholas 
and Elinor. 1633, March, John Cornwall, son of Wm. and Agnes. 1634, 
April 28, Wm. Chapman, son Nicholas and Elinor. 1635, March, Johane 
Ward, dau John and Phillippa ; April 8, Johan Chapman, dau. Nicholas 
and Elinor ; Aug., John Ward, son Nathaniel and Phillippa. 1639, May 
30, John Chapman, son Nathaniel and Elinor. 1640, Aug. 30, W T illiam 
Ward, son John and Phillippa. 1641, Sept., Jane Chapman, dau. Nicho- 
las and Anna. 1643, Sept. 30, Nicholas Chapman, son Nicholas and 
and Anna. 1644, Nov., Mary Chapman, dau. Nicholas and Elinor. 1645, 
Jan. 11, Johan Chapman, dau. Nicholas and Elinor. 1649, July, Susanna 
Ward, dau. Nathaniel and Phillippa. 1651, Feb., Honor Chapman, dau. 
Nicholas and Elinor. 1655, Sept., Richard, do., son. 1657, Feb., Roger 
do., son James and Damarius. 1658, Sept., Damarius do., dau. 1662, 
Feb , John do., son John and Wilmot. 1668, July, Wilmot, w. of John. 
1670, April, Phillip. James Smyth, Alderman of Gt. Torrington, in 1637. 

Burials. — 1637, Feb., Wm Drake, son of Phillip; Feb. 21, Robert 
Pratt. 1639, April, Wm. Robbard. 1643, July, William, son of John 
Ward ; Mary, dau. do 1658, April, Agnes, wife of Hugh Drake. Mary 
Vose d. near Stoneham, March 26, 1606 Richard Westcott mar. Mary 
Parsons, Nov. 17, 1611. 

Burials of the nabie of Parsons — "Ambrose, son of William and 
Johan, of Hertford in Somerset, was buried in the Church-yard of Tor 
rington, April 16, 1616." "Charity, dau. of James, was buried Apl. 22 
1616." 1621, Nov. 30., Elizabeth, dau. of Jas. 1623, Feb. 19, Will 
mott, dau. of Richard. 1624, Mar. 23, Richard, Sen. 1628, Oct. 30 
Johane. dau. Jas. 1632, Apr. 20, Thomasine, dau. Walter. 1639, Jan 
10, Johan, wife of Walter. 1643, Jan. 20, Robert, son of Walter, Jr 
1646, Mar. 1, Amy, dau. Walter; Mar. 10, Walter; June 9, Margaret 
dau. Walter. 1652, July, Peter, son of Tibbet. 1655, Apr. 22, Ellyner 
wife of Jas. 1662, Apr. 13, Sarah, dau. Walter. 1664, Apr. 13, James 
[widower.] Copy of the inscription on the old church in Great Tor 
rington : — "This Church was blowen vp with Powder febr. y e 16th Ano 
1645 and Rebuilt 1651." Sincerely your friend, S. H. Parsons. 

1853.] Genealogical Items relating to Dove?', N. H. 155 



[Communicated by Mr. Alonzo H. Quint, M. N. E. Hist. Gen. Sue] 
[Continued from page 52.] 

Hilton, Winthrop, 6 son of Winthrop, 5 and descended as Andrew 6 
last mentioned, born 26 Sept., 1766 ; married, in 1795, Abigail Hilton. 
Their children were, Elizabeth, 7 b. 22 April, 1796, (married Wm. Pike;) 
Sally S., 7 b. 16 April, 1798, (married Eliphalet Dearborn, of Epping ;) 
Winthrop S., 7 b. 12 Sept., 1800; Abigail, 7 b. 7 Aug, 1803; Martha 
Ann, 7 b 5 Nov., 1809 ; Mary Jane, 7 b. 21 June, 1812. 

Winthrop, 6 son of Ichabod, 6 and a descendant of Winthrop, 4 Col. 
Winthrop, 3 and Edward, 2 married (1) Betsey Folsom, who died 8 March, 
1800; they had only John F., 7 of Lynn, who married Lydia Moore. 
Winthrop 6 married (2) Theodate Jenness ; he died 15 Oct., 1817; chil- 
dren were, Elizabeth F., 7 Mary Ann, 7 Winthrop, 7 Francis J., 7 Susan S , 7 
(married Bruce ;) Martha W., 7 Andrew J. 7 

William 1 came to Plymouth, from London, in 1621 ; thence to Dover 
in 1623; sold premises at O. R. to Francis Matthews, 7 July, 1645; 
freeman 19 May, 1642 ; he afterwards went to Newbury, and was prob- 
ably the same as the William who died in Charlestown 7 Sept., 1675. 
Children were Sarah, 2 b. June, 1641 ; Charles, 2 b. July, 1643 ; Anne, 2 b. 
12 Feb., 1649 ; Elizabeth, 2 b. 6 Nov., 1650 ; William, 2 b. 28 June, 1653. 
The first ten children were probably born in Dover, as he was there in 
1645. The William of Charlestown had Nowell, 2 b. 4 May, 1663; 
Edward, 2 b. 3 March, 1665. 

John, taxed at O. R. 1640 — 1666, and no longer; was freeman. 

Jonathan, taxed 1659. 

Hoag, David, a Friend, mar. Keziah Jenkins 11, 10 mo., 1734. Chil- 
dren, Hannah, b. 20, 5 mo., 1735 ; William, b. 20, 3 mo., 1737 ; Kezia, 
b. 21, 5 mo, 1739; David, b. 28, 2 mo., 1741 ; Samuel, b. 2, 7 mo., 
1744 ; Abigail, b. 24, 3 mo., 1746 ; Lydia, b. 1, 12 mo., 1747. 

Hobbs. " Henry Hobes" accepted an inhabitant 15, 1 mo., 1657-8; 
had a grant of land east of Huckleberry Hill in 1658; taxed until 1672 
at Cocheco ; married a daughter of Thomas Canney, and got a share of 
the old gentleman's land. 

Morris, had wife Joanna, and children, James, b. 20 March, 

1700; Sarah, b. 31 Oct., 1703; Abigail, b. 20 Dec, 1707; Joanna, b. 
26 May, 1711 ; Morris, b. 6 Aug., 1717 ; Deborah, b. 6 July, 1720. 

Henry, had wife Mary, and child Hannah b. 2 March, 1704. 

James, had wife Rebekah, and children, Mary, b. 7 Dec, 1719 ; 

Phebe, b. 19 Sept, 1722; Abigail, b. 30 March, 1725; Sarah, b. 20 
July, 1727; James, b. 11 Jany. 1729. 

Hodgdon. "Jeremiah Hodsden," taxed at Cochecho 1666. 

Israel, u of Potsmurth," bought land of Robert Evans, 16 

Feby., 1696-7 ; appears to have settled in Dover immediately ; received 
a grant of land 7 April, 1696 ; married Ann Wingate, and had children, 
" Isriah," (Israel,) b. 25 March, 1697 ; Shadrack, b. 1709 ; Moses. 

Israel, son of Israel as above, lived on the west side of Back 

River; he married, (1,) 9 Aug., 1725, Hannah Hanson : children, Sarah,, 
b. 12 Nov., 1725, mar. Elijah Estes ; Timothy, b. 22 May, 1726, [?] ;: 

aleb, b. 27 Jany., 1732-3, married Elizabeth Twombly, and had nine : 

156 Genealogical Items relating to Dover , N. H. [April, 

children ; Hannah, b. 1 Jany., 1737-8. Iskael married, (2,) 21 Sept., 
1737, Mary Johnson, of Hampton : children, Edmond, b. 20 Aug., 1739; 
Peter, b. 7 Oct., 1742, mar (1) Mary Boody, (2) Patience Chase, and 
had nine children, all " Friends"; Israel, b. 26 July, 1744; John, b. 21 
Sept., 1745 ; Abigail, b. 8 April, 1749 ; Moses, b. 10 Nov , 1750. 

Shadrack, son of Israel as above, married Mary Ham: children, 

Mary, mar. Jonathan Randall ; Susanna, mar. Joseph Chesley ; Abigail, 
mar. Robert Hill ; Joseph, mar. Lydia Jones ; Daniel, (who had children, 
Moses, b. 1774; Shadrack, b. 1776; John, Anne, Mary ;) Shadrack, b. 
1742, mar. Anne Wingatc, and died 177G ; Anne, mar. Ebenezer Hanson, 
and died 1, 8 mo., 181)3. 

The family, a highly respectable one, is still found in Dover and 

Hollowaye, Henry, taxed at O. R. 1661-2, and no further. 

Horne, William, 1 taxed at Cochecho 1659-1677 ; killed 28 June, 
1689; inventory entered by his widow Elizabeth, 15 July, 1699; his 
widow is probably the one who married John Waldron. William had 
children, John, 2 William, 2 and very probably others. 

John, 2 had a son John, who was living in 1717. 

William, 2 had a son Thomas, living in 1717, who was probably 

the following : — 

Thomas, had wife Judith, and children, Sarah, b. 14 Jany., 1699; 

Ichabod, b. 7 Nov, 1702; Thomas, b. 23 Oct., 1705; William, b, 25 
June, 1710. It was probably the same Thomas who had wife Esther, 
and children, Judith, b. 16 Aug., 1721 ; Margaret, b. 16 April, 1722 ; 
Samuel, b. 16 Feb., 1724; Abigail, b. 7 Dec, 1725; Drusilla, b. 18 
June, 1727. 

William, a Friend, married, 9, 10 mo., 1713, Mary Varney, 

and had Sarah, b. 1, 6 mo., 1714, who married, 31, 5 mo., 1734, Isaac 

Daniel, had wife Mary, and children, Daniel, b. 23 Oct., 1716 ; 

Ichabod, b. 5 March, 1720-1 ; Mary, b. 13 April, 1724; Benjamin, b. 11 
Jany. 1726; Paul, b. 24 May, 1730; Abigail, b. 28 March, 1734. A 
Daniel died 7 April, 1777, aged 88. 

William, had wife Margaret, and children, Eleanor, b. 17 July, 

1726 ; William, b. 30 Dec, 1728; James, b. 18 Jany. 1730-1. 

Nathaniel, had wife Sarah, and children, Elizabeth, b.«15 Feb., 

1738-9 ; Sarah, b. 13 Aug., 1742 ; Hannah, b. 14 Sept., 1745. 

Widow Horne died in Dover in 1815, aged 95. 

Hossom, Jeremie. taxed at Cochecho 1665. 

Jacob, had wife Bridget, and child Jacob, b. 22 Sept., 1735. 

Howell, Rice, taxed 1650; was at O. R. 1661, and not taxed after- 
wards; acknowledges, in 1654, deed to Thomas Fortman of land which 
T. F. sold to Thomas Willey. 

Huberd, Richard, received an inhabitant 10, llmo., 1658; not taxed 
in 1661. 

Huckins. "Robert Hurkenes" had lot No. 16 west of Back River 
in 1642 ; not taxed in 1648. Robert 1 had only one son, James 2 , and 
perhaps a daughter Sarah, b. 1654. 

James 2 was taxed 1667-1683; he was killed at O. R., where he 

had a garrison house, in Aug. 1689, his house captured and all its inmates 
either killed or carried off; three or four children were killed, and two 
sons carried off; one son escaped however the next day, and this was 

1853.] Genealogical Items relating to Dover, N. II. 157 

Robert, 3 who, 6 June, 1098, gives a deed (with Welthen, his 

wife) as " eldest son and heir of James Huckins, y e only son and successor 
of Robert Huckins deceased. 

Descendants of the family are found in Madbury and neighboring towns. 

Hudson. " Mr. Hudson " had a grant of land very early, allusion to 
which is made afterwards ; know nothing more. 

John, had a grant in 1693-4 ; joining land he bought of William 


Hull, Benjamin, was taxed at O. R., 1659-1661, and no farther. In 
1658-9 he received a grant southwest of Lamprey River Falls. He was 
the " reverend minister, formerly living at Pascataqua," of whom Mather 
speaks, and whose daughter Elizabeth married John Heard. He was 
afflicted by Quakers, and went, about 1662, to the Isles of She-ales. 

Humfreyes, Thomas, was received an inhabitant 16 July, 1660; took 
the oath of fidelity 5, 4 mo., 1661. " Thomas Umphries Stiller 1 ' was 
taxed at Dover Neck, 1661, which leads to unfavorable conjectures as to 
his occupation in Dover, 1663. 

Huntress, George, at Bloody Point, 1696 ; grant, 16 June, 1699. 

Hussey, Robert, taxed 1659, and at O. R., 1661. 

Richard, had wife Jane, and children, Richard, b. 26 Oct., 1691 ; 

Job, b. 25 Dec , 1693, mar. Margery, dau. of Joseph Tebbets ; Robert, 
b. 28 Nov., 1695; Mary, b. 1 June, 1697; Joseph, b. 23 June, 1699 ; 
Elizabeth, b. 28 Oct., 1701 ; Eleanor, b. 23 April, 1705; Abigail, b. 25 
April, 1707; Jane, b. 27 June, 1708; William, b. 24 March, 1711; 
Margaret, b. 28 Feb., 1712 ; Benjamin, b. 1 April, 1718. 

Richard, doubtless son of the preceding, had wife Hannah, and 

children, Hannah, b. 23 Feb., 1717; Mary, b. 14 Feb., 1719; Richard, 
b. 12 Aug., 1722. 

William, (probably son of Richard as above,) a "Friend, 1 ' mar- 
ried Hannah, dau. of Timothy Robinson, and had children, Paul ; Mercy; 
William, b. 2, 7 mo., 1739; Mary, (mar. Ebenezer Fry;) Abigail; 
Timothy; Stephen, b. 21, 1 mo., 1750. 

Henry, had wife Elizabeth, (who died 24 Jany. 1810,) and chil- 
dren, Peter, b. 7 March, 1734 ; Hepzibah, b. 28 Jany. 1736. 

Joseph, (who died 8 Feb., 1762, had wife Elizabeth, and chil- 
dren, Daniel, b. 4 Sept., 1738, died 19 March, 1785; Elizabeth, b. 20 
Oct., 1740; Samuel, b. 12 Oct., 1742, died 17 April, 1814; Phebe, b. 12 
Nov., 1744, mar. Moses Austin, and died 27 Jany., 1813 ; Susanna, b. 28 
Jany., 1750, mar. Jedediah Hall of Falmouth, and died 21 Dec, 181- ; 
Hannah, b. 1 March, 1753, (N. S.) 

Jacobs, Daniel, had land 1693-4; which, 19 Dec, 1701, was laid out 
to his widow Abigail. 

Jackson, Walter, was received an inhabitant 10, 11 mo., 1658 ; taxed 
atO. R. 1661-1675; 19, 1 mo., 1665-6, he received a grant of " 20 
Ackers of land at the head of his own lot Betwixt the cow path and the 
swampe." His inventory was entered 18 March, 1697-8, by William, 
his oldest son, who had part of a mill privilege in 1699. 

James, was taxed at O. R., 1659. "James & Wat Jackson" 

taxed at O. R., 1661. 

Jemison, Patrick, was received an inhabitant 10, 11 mo., 1658; taxed 
at O. R., 166— '68. 

Jenkins, Robert, taxed 1657. 

Renald, a " Friend," married Elizabeth Canney, 19, 3 mo., 1712, 

and had children, Elizabeth, Jabez, Hannah, Mary, Sarah, (died 31, 

158 Genealogical Items relating to Dover, N. H. [April, 

10 mo., 1815,) Elijah and Martha, (twins,) b. 13, 3 mo., 1725, (Martha 
marrying Samuel Gould.) 

Joseph, had a grant of land in 1694. 

William, a Friend, married (at Hampton,) Phebe Hoag, and 

had children, Hannah, b. 3, 6 mo., 1743 ; Elizabeth, b. 24, 9 mo., 1744, 
and married Benjamin Evans; Phebe, b. 8, 5 mo., 1746, and married 
Jacob Hanson ; William, b. 10, 8 mo., 1747 ; Joseph, b. 5, 2 mo., 1750 ; 
John, b. 30, 9 mo., 1752; Jonathan, b. 29, 6 mo., 1754; James, b. 30, 
9 mo., 1756. 

The name is common in the vicinity of Dover, and borne by very 
respectable families 

Johnson, Thomas, sold premises on Dover Neck, in 1639, to William 
Furber, and moved soon to O. R. ; was taxed there 1648-1661 ; was 
freeman in 1655. His inventory was entered 1 July, 1661, and " good- 
man Layton " was to take charge of his daughter; in 1665, his estate 
was spoken of as being without heirs, and his daughter was probably dead. 

Jones, William, of Portsmouth 1640, of Dover 1644; not taxed in 

Robert, taxed in 1657 ; grant of land near Bellamy River in 

1660-1 ; taxed at Cochecho 1662. 

Jenkin, taxed 1667-1672 ; married Abigail, dau. of John Heard. 

Stephen, received an inhabitant 19, 1 mo., 1665-6; took the 

freeman's oath, at Dover, 15 May, 1672; Ensign in 1691 ; successfully 
defended his Garrison-House, at O. R., in 1694; he and William owned 
the lower mill-privilege, at O. R., in 1697. 

William, " Stephen and William," taxed at O. R. 1662. 

Mary, killed at O. R., 22 July, 1696. 

William, married Hannah Ricker, 28 July, 1720, and had chil- 
dren, Eleanor, b. 3 April, 1723 ; William, b. 7 July, 1725. 

Kempe, William, of Cochecho 1664. 

Keniston, John, taxed at Cochecho 1663. 

William, b. 1646, alive in 1671. 

Kent, Oliver, taxed 1648 ; a grant of 1656 was laid out in 1663, near 
Wm. Roberts, at O. R. ; 28 June, 1670, his widow Dorothy appointed to 
administer on his estate. 

Kerke, Henry, taxed at D. N. 1666-7. 

Kidd, James, had a grant, 1, 2 mo., 1658, for a house lot at D. N. ; 
not taxed in 1662 ; of Exeter 1674. In 1714, Job Clements owned 50 
acres which his father bought of James Kidd, at Cochecho. 

Kielle, James, had wife Deborah, and children, John and Benjamin, 
(twins,) b. 23 April, 1731; James, b. 1 Dec, 1733; William, b. 23 
April, 1736; Samuel, b. 8 Nov., 1738; Moses, b. 13 Feb., 1740-1; 
Aaron, b. 11 Oct., 1743 ; Ebenezer, b. 14 March, 1746. 

This mode of spelling the name is still preserved in some families. 

Kimball, Thomas, born 1622, received an inhabitant 13, 6 mo., 1660; 
taxed at D. N., 1662. 

Kime, William, taxed at Cochecho 1668- , 7l. 

Knight, Richard, taxed 1659 ; of O. R. 1668. 

John, surveyor of highways 1687 ; had a sister Joan ; his wife 

was Leah, formerly wife of Benedictus Tarr ; she entered the inventory 
of John's estate 17 June, 1700. 

Knolles, Hanseed ; see " Dover Enquirer" 

Landdier, Charles, of O. R. 1672. 

(To be Continued.) 


Early Records of Boston. 



[Copied by Mr. David Pulsifer, of Boston.] 
[Continued from Vol. VI, page 380.] 


Hannah y c daught 1 * of Thomas & Jane Mayhew borne 15 (4) Mayhew. 

John y e son of Symon & Jone Stone borne 15 (6) 1635. 
Sarah y e daught 1 " of Isaac & Mary Storie borne 22 (7) 1635. 
Elizabeth y e daught 1 " of John & Jane Stowers borne 10 (2) 

buried 10 (10) 1635. 
Lawrence y e son of Lawrence & Anne Waters borne 14 (12) 

John the son of John &, Elinor Whitney borne 15 (5) 1635. 
Mary Browne y e daught 1- of John &, Dorothie Browne borne 

24 (1) 1636. 
John Browne buried the 20 (4). 
Elizabeth y e daught 1 " of Benjamin & Briget Crisp borne 8 (11) 

John y e son of John & Margaret Ellet borne 12 (4) 1636. 
John y e son of John &, Amie Eddie borne 16 (12) 1636. 
Hannah y e daught r of Hugh & Ester Mason borne 23 (7) 1636 
Betthiah y e daught 1 " of Thomas & Jane Mayhew borne 6 (10) 

Caleb y e son of Nicholas &, Elinor Knap borne 20 (11) 1636. 
Theophilus y e son of George &/ Elisabeth Phillips borne 28 (3) Phillips. 

Deborah y e daught 1 " of Robert & Susan Lockwood borne 12 Lockwood. 

(8) 1636. 
Hannah y e daught 1 " of John &, Susan Simson borne 25 (5) 1636 
John y e son of John & Margery Tomson borne 10 (11) 1635 

buried 10 (2) 1636. 
Sarah y e daughter of Lawrence & Anne Waters 7 (10) 1636. 
Anne the daugt 1 " of William & Ammiel Barsham borne 7(11) Barsham. 

Abigail y e daught 1 * of Henry & Anne Bright borne 12 (8) 1637. Bright. 
John y e son of Garret & Sarah Church borne 10 (1) 1637. Church. 

Mary y e daught 1 " of John & Mary Coolidg borne 14 (8) 1637. Coolidg. 
Thomas Cooper buried the 20 (4) 1637 being 80 yeares ould. Cooper. 
Mary y e daughf of Nathaniel & Anne Bowman buried 10 (1) Bowman. 

Abigail the daught 1 " of Edward & Jane Dikes borne 2 (3) 1637. Dikes. 
Jonathan the son of Symon & Dorothie Else borne 20 (1) 1637. Else. 
Joseph the son of Edward & Rebecca Garfield borne 11 (7) Garfield. 

Joshua the son of Christopher & Mary Grant borne 11 (4) 1637. Grant. 
Hanna the daught 1 " of Timothy & Hanna Hawkins borne 10 Hawkins. 

(4) 1637. 
Jeremy the son of William & Margaret Guttridge borne 6 Guttridg. 

(1) 1637. 















Early Records of Boston. 


Elisabeth the daught 1 " of Robert & Grace Jennison borne 12 Jennison. 

(2) 1637. 
John the son of Henry & Susan Kemball borne 5(1) 1637. Kemball. 
Samuel the son of Edward & Margaret Lamb borne 3 (2) 1637. Lamb. 
Joseph the son of Joseph & Ester Mosse borne 30 (2) 1637. Mosse. 

Jacob the son of Anthony & Anne Perse borne 15 (7) 1637. Pierce. 

James the son of Thomas & Mary Smith borne 18 (7) 1637. Smith. 

Elisabeth the daughter of John & Jane Stowers borne 14 (2) 1637. Stowers. 
Mary the daughter of Lawrence & Anne Waters borne 27 Waters. 

"(II) 1637. 
Joannah the daught r of Nathaniel & Anne Bowman 20 (9) 1638. Bowman. 
Dorcas the daught r of Nathaniel & Anne Bowman borne 31 

(11) 1637 buried 6 (12) 1638. 
Hanna the daught r of Abraham & Lidia Browne borne 2(1) 

buried 15 (I) 1638. 
John the son of John & Abigail Claise borne 26 (6) 1638. 
Hannah the daught 1 " of James & Anne Cutler borne 26 (5) 1638. 
Mary the daughter of Benjamin & Bridget Crisp borne 20 (3) 


Joseph the sonne of Henry & Jane Dow borne 20 (1) 1638. Dow. 

Daniel the sonn of William & Martha Eaton borne 20 (11) 1638. Eaton. 
Anne the daught r of John & Margaret Ellet borne 12 (5) 163S. Ellet. 
Samuel the son of Samuel & Apphia ffreeman, borne 11 (3) ffrecman. 

Henry Gouldstone buried 25 (5) 1638. Gouldstone. 

Thomas the sonne of James &, Sarah Hubbard borne 10 (6) Hubbard. 

James Hubbard buried 26 (11) 1638. Hubbard. 

Elisabeth the wife of Robert Jennison buried 10 (8) 1638. Jennison. 

Rebecca the daughter of Robert &, Sarah Keyes borne 17 (1) Keies. 

Sarah the daught 1 " of Nicholas & Elinor Knap borne 5 (11) 1638. Knap. 





Joseph the son of Robert &, Susan Lockwood borne 6 (6) 

John the sonne of Joseph & Ester Mosse borne 28 (12) 1638. 
fTrancis Ong widow buried 12 (9) 1638. 
Amibel Phillips y e daught r of Georg & Elisab. Phillips borne 

(10) 1637 buried 17 (2) 1638 
Thomas Rogers buried 12 (9) 1638. 
Elisabeth the daught 1 * of Richard & Elisabeth Sawtle borne 1 

(3) 1638. 
John the son of John & Martha Sherman borne t (9) 1638. 
John the son of John & Susan Simson borne 20 (9) 1638. 
Samuel the son of Isaac & Mary Sterne borne 24 (2) 1638. 
John Tomson buried 28 (12) 1638. 
Stephen the son of Richard & Mary Waite buried 8(1) 1638 

9 days ould. 
John the son of Roger & Mary Willington borne 25 (5) 

§arah the daught 1 " of Richard & Sara Ambler borne 4 ( 10) 

Hannah the daught r of Thomas Bartled being 2 veares ould 

dyed 26 (6) 1639. 















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John the son of Richard & Mary Beech borne 6 (6) 1639. Beech. 

Mary the daught 1 " of John & Phebe Bernard borne 7 (9) 1639. Bernard. 
Thomas the son of Thomas & ffrancis Boydon borne 26 (7) Boydon. 

Sarah the daught r of Richard Beeres buried 30 (8) 1639. Beeres. 

Mary the daughter of Henry & Anna Bright borne 23 (2) 1639. Bright. 
Hannah the daught r of Henry & Anna Bright buried 28 (8) 1639. 
Abraham the son of Abraham & Lidia Browne borne 6 (1) Browne. 

Mary the daught 1 " of Georg & Bettris Bullard borne 12 ( 12) 1639. Bullard. 
Robert the husband of Anne Bullard bvried 29 (4) 1639. 
Margaret the wife of Georg Bullard bvried 8 (12) 1639. 
Peter the son of John & Abigail Claise borne 27 (3) 1639. Claise. 

Stephen the son of John &, Mary Coolidge borne 28 (8) 1639. Coolidge. 
Jonathan the son of Benjamin & Bridget Crispe borne 29 (II) Crisp. 

Elisabeth the daughter of James & Anne Cutler borne 28 (11) Cutler. 

Mary the daught r of Edward & Jane Dikes borne 2 (3) 1639. Dikes. 

Benjamin the son of Benjamin & Amie Eddie buried 1639. Eddie. 

Isaac the son of William & Margery Godfrey borne 15 (2) Godfrey. 

Caleb the son of Christopher & Mary Grant borne 8 (12) 1639. Grant. 
Joseph the son of William & Margaret Guttridge borne 29 Guttridge. 

(7) 1639. 

Timothie the son of Timothie & Hanna Hawkins borne 30 Hawkins. 

(10) 1639. 
Sarah the daughter of Miles & Martha Ives borne 11 (8) 1639. Ives. 

Mary the daught r of Robert & Sarah Keyes borne 17 (4) 1639. Keies. 
Mary the daught r of Edward & Margaret Lamb borne 30 (2) Lamb, 

John & Increase Lamb sons of Edw. &, Marg. borne 13 (12) & 

buried 20 (12) 1639. 
Sarah the daughter of John & Anne fflemming borne 1 (7) fflemming. 

Nathaniel the son of John & Elizabeth Lawrence borne 15 Lawrence. 

(8) 1639. 

Nathaniel the sonne of Edward & Mary Lewis borne 25 (6) Leiois. 

Mary the daughter of Thomas & Jane Mayhew borne 14 (11) Mayhew. 

Daniel the sonne of Anthonie & Anne Peirce borne 1 (11) 1639. Pierce, 
John Pickrum the son of Esther Pickrum buried 6 (5) 1639. Pickrum. 
Jonathan the son of Richard & Elisabeth Sawtle borne 24 (6) Sawtle, 

John the son of Thomas & Mary Smith bvried 26 (9) 1639. 
Isabel the wife of John Smith bvried 12 (5) 1639. 
Elisabeth Stone the daught 1 " of Simon & Joan Stone borne 5 (2) 

John the son of Richard &, Mary Waite borne 6 (3) 1639. 
Icabod the son of Thomas & Phebe Arnold borne 1 (1) 1640. 

Joshua the son of William & Annibal Barsham borne 15 (1) 






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Mehetabel the daught r of Thomas & Hanna Bartlet borne 15 Bartlet. 

(5) 1640. 
Sarah the daughter of Ellis & Grace Barron borne 24 (5) 1640. Barron. 
Elisabeth the daughter of Thomas & Sarah Bovlson borne 21 BoylsGn. 

(?) 1640. 
Nathaniel the son of Nathaniell & Anne Bowman borne 6(1) Bowman. 

Elisabeth the daught r of John & Elisabeth Brabrooke borne Brabrooke. 

4 (9) 1640. 
Anne Bunting servant to Thomas Hastings buried 21 (10) 1640. Bunting. 
Mary the daught 1 " of William & Margery Clarke borne 10 (10) Clarke. 

John the husband Mary Crosse bvried 15 (7) 1640. 
Samuel the sonn of Garret & Sarah Church borne 12 (4) 1640. 
John the son of Edward & Jane Dikes borne 4 (7) 1640. 
Joan the wife of Henry Dow bvried 20 (4) 1640. 
Dorothie the daughter of Simon &Dorothie Eyre borne 14 (4) 1640. Eire. 
Samuel the son of John & Margaret Ellet borne (4) 1640 bvried Ellet. 

30 (5) 1640. 
Martha the daughter of John & Margaret Ellet borne 27 (11) & 

buried 28 (11) 1640. 
Samuel the son of John & Amy Eddy borne 30 (7) 1640. Eddy. 

Rebecca y e dauffht r of Edward & Rebecca Garfield borne 10 Garfield. 

(1) 1640. * 
Michall the daught r of Robert & Grace Jennison borne 17 (10) Jennison. 

Thomas the son of Thomas & Mary King borne 16 (1) 1640. King. 

Ruth the daught r of Nicholas & Elinor Knapp borne 6 (11) 1640. Knap. 
Daniel the son of Robert & Susan Lockwood borne 25 (1) Lockwood. 

Mary the daughter of Hugh & Ester Mason borne 18 (10) 1640. Mason. 
Ruth the daught r of Hugh & Ester Mason buried 17 (10) 1640. 
Ephraim the son of William & Elisabeth Parker buried 12 (6) 

1640 6 mo. ould. 
Ephraim the son of Georg & Elisabeth Phillips borne (1) 

buried 12 (4) 1640. 
Bartholmew the son of Bartholmew & Vrsula Pierson borne 

(7) 1640 & buried 27 (8) 1640. 
Mary the daught 1 " of Richard & Elisabeth Sawtle born 19 (9) 

Jonathan the son of John & Susanna Simson borne 17 (10) 1640 
Martha the daughter of John &, Martha Sherman borne 21 (12) Sherman. 

Thomas the son of Thomas & Mary Smith borne 26 (6) 1640. 
John the son of John & Margaret Stebbin borne 25 (1) 1640. 
Joseph the son of Nicholas & Elisabeth Thele borne 24 (8) 1640. 
Elisabeth the daughter of John & Margaret Trane borne 30 (7) 

Rebecca the daught 1 " of Lawrence & Anne Waters borne (12) 

1639 buried 1(1) 1640. 
Caleb the son of John & Elinor Whitney buried 12 (5) 1640. .Whitney. 
Mary the daughter of Roger & Mary Willington borne 10 Willington. 

(12) 1640. 

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[Continued from page 76, Vol. VII.] 

CLAP, THOMAS, President of Yale College, was a son of Dea. 
Stephen, of Scituate ; grand-son of Samuel, and great-grand-son of 
Thomas. He was born in Scituate, June 26, 1703. " He was graduated 
at Harvard College in 1722, and afterwards commenced the study of 
Divinity. For his acquisitions in this and in various other branches of 
knowledge, particularly Mathematics, Astronomy, Natural and Moral 
Philosophy, History, the Civil and Canon Law, he was much distinguished, 
and possessed also a competent knowledge of Greek, Latin and Hebrew. 
He prosecuted his ecclesiastical labors at Windham, Ct., from 1726 to 
1739 ; when he succeeded the Rev. Elisha Williams in the Presidency of 
Yale College. He was an impressive and powerful preacher, and a man 
of exemplary piety and singular industry. His religious sentiments were 
in accordance with the Calvinism of the Westminster Assembly. He 
constructed the first orrery, or planetarium, made in America ; he pub- 
lished a history of Yale College ; a brief history and vindication of the 
doctrines established in the Churches of New England; two sermons and 
conjectures upon the Nature and Motion of Meteors, which are above the 
atmosphere. He had prepared materials for the history of Connecticut, 
but his manuscripts were carried off by the expedition against New Haven 
under Gen. Tryon." He resigned his office of President the year pre- 
vious to his death. He was one of the most distinguished men of his time ; 
and President Stiles, his successor, ranks him among the first men of the 
age for learning, and as a Philosopher, equalled by no person in America, 
" except the most learned Professor Winthrop." Deane, in his History 
of Scituate, says of him, " that he was a powerful opponent of Whitefield, 
and did much to counteract his disorganizing measures, we may easily 
conceive, when we find him quoting Whitefield's own words, and de- 
claring himself ready to testify as to the correctness of the quotation, 
viz., — ' I intend to turn the generality of the ministers of this country 
out of their pulpits, (who are half beasts and half devils,) and bring over 
ministers from England.' " He was prepared for college by Rev. Mr. 
Eells of Scituate, as was also his cousin Thomas, the minister of Taunton, 
who was about two years his junior. President Thomas C. was married, 
but left no sons ; he died Jany. 7th, 1767, aged 63 years and 7 months, 
nearly. E. C, Jr. 

LORING, NATHANIEL, was a son of Capt. Nathaniel Loring, who 
married Susanna Butler, of Boston, Dec. 13, 1699, and was one of the 
founders of the New Brick Union Church, Nov. 14, 1719, and chairman 
of the building committee. By his will he made bequests to Cotton- 
Mather, William Waldron, and the poor of the North End of Boston. 
The subject of this article was born in Boston, June 11, 1713 ; became a 
merchant, near Faneuil Hall, and mar. Mary, a daughter of Edward 
Gray, June 7, 1739, who was the owner of the ropewalks where occurred 
the fracas which originated the Boston Massacre. He had Susanna, born 
Maich 4, 1742, who became non compos mentis, and was, after the de- 
cease of her father, under guardianship until her death, in 1813, when 
the large estate passed to the Gray family. He married the second time, 
Mary Gyles, of Roxbury, June 18, 1746, by whom he had — Mary, June 
4, 1748 : Hannah, Aug. 30, 1750 ; John Gyles, March 25, 1753. Mr. 

164 Memoirs of Prince's Subscribers. [April, 

Loring, in 1750, was on the Grand Jury. He was the guardian of his 
daughter Hannah, for property bequeathed by her uncle, Joseph Heath, 
of Roxbury, who gave his wife, 500 acres of land in Shrewsbury. 
He was a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company in 
1758, and was one of the solid men of Boston, officiating on the com- 
mittee of public school visitations during several years until 1767. He 
was one of Prince's subscribers, and it is a remarkable fact in the history 
of American literature, that so great was the expense of publishing works 
in his days, that Prince was eight years engaged in procuring patrons 
before a suitable sum was obtained to defray the cost. Mr. Loring died 
in 1770. J. S. L. 

ROCKWELL, MATTHEW.— Deacon William Rockwell is the an- 
cestor, as is supposed, of all the Rockwells in this country. He was a 
member of a church formed in the New Hospital, Plymouth, England, 
with the Rev. Mr. Warham as pastor, and Mr. Maverick, teacher, and 
came with them to New England, in 1630, and settled in Dorchester ; 
thence, in 1636, he went to Windsor, in Connecticut. He married Sarah 
Chapin ; but when and where, are not stated. Among other children, he 
had John, 2 and Samuel. 2 John 2 m., 1st, Sarah Ensign, by whom he had 
three daughters ; and 2nd, Deliverance Haynes, by whom he had four 
children, among whom was Joseph 3 , who m. Elizabeth Foster. The 
other son, Samuel, 2 m. Mary Norton, and had ch. Samuel 3 m. Elizabeth 
Gay lord ; Joseph 3 m. Elizabeth Drake ; John 3 m. Anne Skinner, who, 
among other ch., had a son Joel 4 , m. to Sarah Drake. Samuel, 3 who m. 
Elizabeth Gaylord, was the father of Matthew 4 , the subscriber for 
Prince's Chronology. He appears to have grad. at Yale C. in 1728, 
and when he became a subscriber he was a resident of Windsor, Ct. He 
m. Jemima Cole, and had five children ; one son and four daughters ; but 
whether any of them m. and left issue, no statement is made in the au- 
thority made use of. 

On the death of Mr. Martin Rockwell, of Colebrook, Ct., 11 Dec, 1851, 
Rev. Joseph Eldridge preached a funeral sermon, which was printed. 
To his discourse was appended a " Genealogy of the Rockwell Family " 
but so destitute of dates and localities that it is of comparatively small 
value. The grand-father of Martin 6 was a cousin to Matthew. 4 Of the 
personal history of this subscriber, nothing is to be gathered from the 
before-mentioned Genealogy further than is here stated. He may have 
left no male posterity, or none that had children. Editor. 

VINTON, JOHN, of Stoneham, Esquire, was a grandson of John 
Vinton of Lynn, the original emigrant. The Vinton family originally 
came from France, at a period much earlier than the Revocation of the 
Edict of Nantes, (1685,) which is the era of the principal French em- 
igration to this country. The present writer has npt been able to ascertain 
definitely when his ancestors left that fair land ; but has satisfied himself 
that it was as early as the Siege of Rochelle, (1625,) if it was not rather 
soon after the Massacre of St. Bartholomew, in 1572. The uniform 
tradition among those who bear the name is that the Vintons were a 
Huguenot family, exiled from their native land for the sake of religion, 
in the evil hour of persecution. Nor is this tradition confined to this 
country ; there is a concurrent tradition on the other side of the Atlantic, 
as the writer has ascertained within a few months from a correspondent in 
England. The family came first to England, and appear to have settled 
on its Eastern coast, probably in Essex. After the lapse of some years, 

1853.] Memows of Prince's Subscribers. 165 

a portion of the family came to these shores, while the rest continued in 

The name of the original emigrant to this country was John Vinton. 
He resided in Lynn as early as 1648, and probably several years previous. 
Our means of information respecting him are very limited, the early 
records of Lynn having been lost There is reason to think that he was 
in some way connected with the Lynn Iron Works. His wife was Ann. 
His children were — 1, Eleanor, 2 born May, 1648, mar. Isaac Ramsdell, 
of Lynn, 1666 ; 2, John, 2 b. March 2, 1650, mar. Hannah Green, of Mai- 
den, 1677; 3, William, 2 b. last of April, 1652; 4, Blaise, 2 b. April 22, 
1654; 5, Ann, 2 b. April 4, 1656; 6, Elizabeth, 2 b. January, 1657-8; 
7, Sarah, 2 b. Sept. 16, 1662. 

Of John, 2 the eldest son, my information is quite full and exact. He 
is the ancestor of most — probably of nearly all — of those who bare the 
name of Vinton in this country at the present time. I have the names of 
more than one thousand of his descendants. He was a worker in iron, 
and, by energy and perseverance, acquired a handsome property. He 
lived in Maiden not far from twenty years. He removed thence to Wo- 
burn in 1695, where he spent the remainder of his life. He died there 
in 1727, leaving seven children : — 1, John, 3 b. about 1678, thrice mar , 
see below ; 2, Hannah, 3 b. about 1680, mar., 1st, Thomas Green of Mai- 
den, 1698, 2d, Pool ; 3, Rebecca, 3 b. about 1682, mar. William 

Richardson of Woburn, 1703 ; 4, Thomas, 3 b. Feb., 1686-7, mar. Hannah 
Thayer of Braintree, 1708; 5, Mary, 3 b. about 1690, mar. John French 
of Braintree, 1711; 6, Samuel, 3 b. 1695, mar. Elizabeth French of 
Braintree, 1720-1 ; 7, Abiathar, 3 b. Mav 10, 1700, mar. Lydia Green 
of Maiden, 1723. 

Of these children the eldest was John Vinton, Esq., of Stoneham, 
whose name stands at the head of this article. He resided in Woburn 
and Reading till the latter part of 1710, when he began to reside within 
the present limits of Stoneham. That town was then a part of Charles- 
town, though Medford lay between, a matter which the writer would like 
to see elucidated. At the incorporation of Stoneham, in 1725, the order 
for this purpose, from the General Court, direct2d Capt. John Vinton, as 
one of the principal inhabitants, to assemble the people for the first town 
meeting. He was one of the first Board of Selectmen, and was annually 
elected to that office during six years. He was often employed by the 
town on public business. At one town meeting he was put on four im- 
portant committees. He was Captain of the Train-Bands, Justice of the 
Peace, Representative to the General Court, &c. He paid the highest 
tax of any man in town. In Nov., 1738, he sold his large farm in Stone- 
mam, "bounded southerly upon the line between Charlestown and 
Stoneham,"* consisting of 270 acres, and purchased a tract of 800 or 
900 acres of land in Dudley, in the County of Worcester, a town then 
newly settled and incorporated. He removed to Dudley at the date last 
quoted, and died there in 1760, at the age of about 82. He was thrice 
married. March 9, 1702-3, he m., 1st, Abigail Richardson, probably of 
Woburn; b. Jan 15, 1683-4; d. June 21, 1720, aged 36. Nov. 29, 
1720, he m.,2d, Abigail Converse, of Woburn. After her death, at Dud- 
ley, he m., 3d, Hannah . He had eleven children : — 1, Abigail, b. 

# The writer finds it difficult to conceive how this could be, as Medford lay between 
the two towns. Did Charlestown at this time run up between Maiden and Medford 
as far as Stoneham line? 

166 Memoirs of Prince's Subscribe?^. [April, 

Dec, 28, 1704 ; 2, John, b. June 26, 1706, m. Mary Parker of Reading; 
3, Hannah, b. March 9, 1707-8, m. Noah Eaton of Framingham ; 4, Mary, 
b. Aug. 15, 1709; 5, Melatiah, b. Oct. 29, 1711, m. Sarah Upton of 
Stoneham ; 6, Joseph, b. July 24, 1714, m. Hannah Baldwin of do ; 
7, Rebecca, b. March 15, 1716, m. Enoch Gore of Dudley; 8, Thomas, 
b. 1717, m. Hannah Green of Stoneham ; 9, Benoni, b. June 12, 

1720, m. Mary Green of do., sisters ; 10, Joshua, b. Jan. 5, 1722-3, m., 
1st, Mary Polley,— 2d, Mehitable Edmunds ; 11, Phebe, b. May 24, 1724. 

The posterity of John Vinton, Esq., are very numerous ; they are 
found in Stoneham, Soutji Reading, Maiden, Boston, Dorchester, Dudley, 
Southbridge, Cornish, N. H., and many other places. 

The subscriber is preparing a Memoir of the Vinton Family ; has 
made considerable progress in the work; and will be extremely obliged 
to any person for information, not already communicated, respecting this 
now numerous and widely scattered family. In particular he wishes for 
information respecting the descendants of William Vinton, 2 son of John 
of Lynn, who was b., as above, April, 1652. Joseph Hills, one of the 
early settlers of Maiden, freeman 1645, a man of much note in that town, 
Representative, Speaker of the House, Assistant, &c, had a daughter 
who married a Vinton. Doubtless it was this William Vinton. He is 
probably the ancestor of Rev. Alex. H. Vinton, D. D., of this city, whose 
grandfather, David Vinton, was born in Sutton, in 1744. Can any body 
supply the two or three links necessary to connect them ? 

To Robert Vinton, a lot of land in " No town," Worcester County, 
was conveyed in 1731. He was probably a descendant of William 
Vinton. 2 Can any reader inform where " No town " was ? If w r e knew, 
we might obtain a clue to William Vinton's family. 

Blaise Vinton, 2 brother of William, was a soldier in M Philip's War," 
1675-6. He was then twenty-two years of age, and probably perished 
in that sanguinary conflict. 

Can any body inform us respecting John Vinton, of Braintree, 1709; 
or respecting Melatiah Vinton, the second son of John Vinton, Esq., of 
Stoneham ? John A. Vinton. 

South Boston, March 5, 1853. 

WALTER, REV. NEHEMIAH, of Roxbury.— -In the N. E. H. and 
Gen. Reg., Vol. VII, p. 27, it appears that " Nehemiah Walter was sent 
by his father from Ireland to America, about 1674, to serve an appren- 
ticeship to an upholsterer in Boston. Having a great fondness for books, 
he was, by the consent of his father, fitted for college, and in July, 1680, 
grad. In 1684 settled in Roxbury." 

I have a volume of sermons (Boston Ed., 1755) by the Rev. Mr. 
Nehemiah Walter, late pastor of the First Church in Roxbury. The 
same volume contains the last sermon he ever preached, and has a pre- 
face, from which the following particulars are derived. It is signed by 
Thomas Prince, and Thomas Foxcroft, who were his contemporaries, and 
who say the materials of the account are partly collected from their own 
personal knowledge and conversation with him. 

'* He was the son of worthy parents, who originally came from Lan- 
cashire, in England. He had his birth in Ireland, in Dec, 1663," — where 
he distinguished himself, at one of their best schools, by his proficiency, 
particularly in Latin ; so that at the age of 13 years he could readily 
converse in that language. 

About the year 1680, his father, Mr. Thomas Walter, came over to 

1853.] Memoirs of Prince's Subscribers. 167 

New England, bringing with him this son. He was first put to learn a 
trade ; but it was soon discovered his desires lay quite another way. His 
book was his delight ; and in order to prepare him for college, his father 
applied with him to the famous Master Cheever, of the Public Grammar 
School in Boston ; who, upon a short examination, pronounced him, even 
then, well fitted, and qualified to enter upon academical studies. 

In the 17th year of his age he was admitted to Harvard College, A. D. 
1680. He graduated in 1684. He became distinguished for his classical 
attainments, and early began to acquaint himself with church history. 

His first introduction into the pulpit at Roxbury, it is said, thus hap- 
pened. JMr. Walter had entertained thoughts of travelling abroad, and 
had actually bespoke his passage, for Ireland or England ; but while the 
vessel waited for a wind, he, on a Saturday, P. M., received a message 
from Roxbury, desiring of him a sermon on the morrow. Accordingly 
he went, and preached there (as it was said) for the first time. 

They had been seeking a colleague for their aged Pastor, the famous 
and venerable Mr. John Eliot, (the same who has usually been celebrated 
as the American Apostle,) but had been so divided that they could not unite 
upon a candidate. On hearing Mr. Walter they were instantly united, 
and invited him to constant preaching among them, with a prospect of 
settlement in due time. This, it was said, occasioned him to put off his 
intended voyage. The good old minister was so charmed with this young 
gentleman's preaching, that, on the first day of hearing him, he stayed 
the church after evening service, and was for putting it immediately to 
vote whether they would give him a call." 

Pie was ordained Oct. 17, 1688,* (in the 25th year of his age,) and 
Mr. Walter himself preached the sermon on that occasion, from 2 Cor., 
IV, 7, — " But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency 
of the power may be of God, and not of us." 

Mr. Eliot (then in his 84th year) presided in his ordination, and gave 
the charge. He performed the ceremony a little out of the common 
course, and united the name of Pastor and Teacher in Mr. Walter's or- 
dination ; and on their return from the solemnity, he pleasantly remarked 
to Mr. Walter, — " Brother, I've ordained you a Teaching Pastor; but 
don't be proud of it, for I always ordain my Indians so." 

His son, Thomas Walter, (H. C, 1713,) was ordained his colleague, 
Oct. 19, 1718, and died Jany. 10, 1724-5. 

On Dec. 25th, 1749, Mr. Walter was confined to his house by bodily 
indisposition, which gradually increased upon him till he died, Sept. 17th, 
1750, when he wanted but about three months of being 87 years old. 

He married Sarah, daughter of Dr. Increase Mather, and had by her a 
numerous offspring. His wife, with four of his children, survived him, 
viz., two sons and two daughters. f 

" As a preacher, he was justly admired by all that heard him, and has 
been often recommended for a pattern." 

* Also, see N. E. His. &c Gen. Reg., Vol. VI., p. 74. 

f One of these sons, Mr. Thomas Waller, finds a o'.ac-p in the American Biographical 
Dictionary of Dr. Allen. He was b. 7 Dec., 1696, (H. C, 1713;) d. 1725, a. 28. 
When only 22 years of age he was ordained colleague with his father; at which or- 
dination his grandfather Mather preached the sermon, which was printed, a copy of 
.which is now before me. This w r as once the property of the great-granddaughter of 
its Author, Elizabeth Byles, as her autograph upon its title-page affirms. In his 
preface to this sermon, the Author says, " When I ordained a son, who has been since 
that laboring with me in the same vineyard for above thirty-three years, I little thought 
of living to ordain a grandson." He was in his 80th. ve3»v Editos. 

168 Epitaph of Margret Scott. [April, 

" The late Rev. Dr. Coleman used to say of him, when one is hearing 
Mr. Walter it seems as if any man could preach so, and yet iVs difficult 
preaching like him, and few can equal him.'''' 

" So the late Rev. Mr. Pemberton, of the South Church in Boston, who 
in his day shone as a superior light, once said of him, (in conversation 
with one of us,) I know no man that in his preaching reconciles per- 
spicuity with accuracy like Mr. Walter." J. G., of Groton. 

METCALF, Mr. JONATHAN, of Lebanon, was born at Dedham, 
March 16, 1675. He d. at Lebanon, Conn., March 5, 1738-9. He was 
a son of Jonathan and Hannah (Kenric) Metcalf, and grandson of *Mich- 
ael and Mary (Fairbanks) Metcalf, and great-grandson of Michael and 
Sarah Metcalf, the emigrant ancestors of the Metcalf family. He m., 
Jan. 15, 1703, Hannah Avery. About this time he removed to Lebanon, 
and became the original proprietor of a farm. Soon afterward he entered 
into mercantile business. His children were (1) Hannah, (2) Jonathan, 
(3) Mehitable, (4) William, (5) Mary, (6) Job, (7) Abigail, (8) Margaret. 
His fourth child, William, was b. Aug. 17, 1708 ; grad. Har. Col. 1727. 
He became a licensed minister, but was never settled as a pastor. After 
preaching for a while, he entered into partnership with his father in trade. 
He m., Oct. 25, 1737, tAbigail, daughter of Rev. Timothy Edwards, of 
East Windsor, and sister of the first Pres. Edwards. She d. Sept. 24, 
1764, in her 57 year. William had five children, the youngest of whom, 
Eliphalet, was b. Nov. 25, 1747 ; m., Dec. 21, 1775, Mary West, and 
had ten children : the youngest son of whom, Timothy Edwards Metcalf, 
Esq., now resides upon the same estate, which, 150 years ago was in the 
occupancy of his great-grandfather. A. W. 

TON, S. C, FEBRUARY 9TH, 1738. 

Stop passenger untill my life you read, — 
The Hveing may get knowledge by the dead. 
Five times five years, I lived a virgin life, 
Five times ten years I was a virtuous wife, 
Ten times five years I lived a widow chast, 
Now tired of this mortal life I rest. 
I from my cradle to my grave have seen 
Eight mighty Kings of Scotland and a Queen. 
Four times five years the Commonwealth I saw. 
Ten times the subjects rose against the law. 
Twice did I see old prelacy pulled down, 
And twice the Cloak was humbled by the Gown. 
An end of Stuart race, yea, I saw more, 
I saw my Countrie sold for English ore. 
Such desolation, in my time has been, 
I have an end of all perfection seen. 

* The third Michael Metcalf, who was b. Jan 21, 1645, m., Sept. 17, 1672, Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Thomas and Hannah (Flower) Fuller, one of the original proprietors 
of the town, and whose name is among the signers of the Covenant of the Inhabitants, 
recorded in the beginning of the first Book of Dedham Records, 1636, — and widow 
of John Kingsbury. — not Elizabeth, daughter of John Kingsbury, as was publi^ied 
in the Register, Vol VI, p. 173. 

f Not Alice, his cousin, dau. of Joseph Metcalf, as would appear in Vol. VI, page 
175, article "Metcalf Genealogy." These corrections should be made. 

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[Continued from page 36.] 

Phillip Drinker. 
Phillip Drinker ,* late of Charlestowne, who deceased 23 : 4 : 1647. 
Being sick — doe make this my will 21 : 4 : 1647. Vnto wife Elizabeth, 
the Howse my son Edward lives in, w th the garden, &c. one Aker of 
Arable land y l is broken vp, w th 2 Cowe Comons and 2 Hay lotts ; after 
her deseace, to bee my son Johns ; Vnto wife, twoo Cowes, one yeare- 
ling, the best Bed, twoo par of sheets, &,c. ; also 4 pounds in mony, w ch 
is in the Howse, to bee hers for ever. The residew of the monies in 
house, with the debts due, &c. to bee equally parted between my wife an 
son Edward. 

. Vnto son Edward the Howse I now live in, w th the Kilne and garden, 
w th the peece of marsh meddow adioyning. Alsoe the boat I bought of 
Elias Maverick, he being payd ; To son Edward, one Aker of Arrable 
land broken vp, the lower Aker, one Cow Comon, one hay lott on willsons 
syde, w th A 10 Aker lott on mistic syde, w th all the lead, wood and fagotts 
I had of bro. James, w th all the tooles belonging to my trade ; Vnto my 
two sons Edward and John, the other half of my household stufe and 
bedding, to bee equally divided between them. Vnto son John, my great 
lott at woeburn ; alsoe twoo Oxen, my best dublet, w th a peece of cloath 
to make him a payre of breeches, w th my best hatt, to bee his for ever. 
Vnto son Edward, my next best suight, & my best great coate. My will 
is that John Gouldsmith serve the rest of his tyme w th my son Edward, 
he to fulfill the Indenture ; only instead of the 12 3 there mentioned, my 
son Edward shall give him 5% when his tyme is expired. Alsoe, that my 
wife and son Edward haue 40% w ch comes from the hire of the Oxen this 
yeare. — son Edward, Executor. 

Increas Nowell, overseer. 21. 4. 1647. 
witnesses, Ralph Mowsall, Thomas wilder. 

Tho* Wilder deposed. 3 (5) 1647. 

W m Aspinwall Record r 
Inventory! of the Estate of Phillip Drinker, of Charlestowne, 1647. 
Taken by Thomas Wylder, the marke of John Roper. 
witnes John Greene. 

Edward drinker & Thomas wylder deposed. 3 (5) 1647. 

Recorded 15 (5) 47 by William Aspinwall 

V. Recorder. 

* Died in Philadelphia, 17 Nov., 1782, Edward Drinker, se. 102 years, having been 
born the 24th of Dec., 1680, in a cabin near the corner of Second and Walnut streets, 
where the triangular block now stands. When Dr. Franklin was questioned in En- 
gland to what age we lived in this country, he wittily said he could not tell until 
Drinker should die and settle it. "The parents of Edward" says Watson, "came 
from Beverly, and settled on the site of Philadelphia before Penn came, which was in 
1682. Edward had all his 18 children by his first wife, having had four wives in all. 
He was never sick — always cheerful." — Watson's Historic Tales of Olden Time, 72, 
246. See Hist. Gen. Reg., Vol. IV, p. 373. — [See also Watson's Annals of Philadel- 
phia, where there is a long and interesting biography of Edward Drinker. — Editor.] 

t This Inventory is also Recorded. See Probate Records, Vol. II, p. 31. 


170 Abstracts of Early Wills. [April, 

Will of John Gove of Charlestowne. 

I do give &, bequeath, w th my wifes full consent, my dau. Mary Gove 
to Ralph Mousall & his wife, as their own child, forever. Unto Ralph 
Mousall, a silver porringer & five pound out of the house I bought of 
goodm Larkin in Charlestown, to bring up y e child. To my two sonnes 
John & Edward, fifty shillings a piece, to be paid out of the brasse that 
is in the house, or out of the brasse that is to come out of England, by m r 
John Allen, to be delivered into the hand of the said Ralph Mousall. 
The rest of my goods &> the other halfe of my house, to my wife, she 
paying what 1 owe to others — wife executrix. 22 : 1 1 : 1647. 

John Gove. 
Inventory 25 : 11 : 1647. £9. 12. 6. 

Mentions maior Sedgivick, Jonathan BrusV, goodm Hall of duxbry, 
goodm Park r of Dedha ; 3 J bis pease at sec : Greens, goodm Jackson, 
Eld r Champny, goodm Stimes son, goodm Shrimton, m r Alford. 

ffrances Bloffe (Cambridge.) 
Widow. Inventory, prised by John Bridge & Roger Bancroft. Amt 
14. 10. 8. 7 : 10 : 1647. 

Abrasa Hawkins. 
Inventory taken 28 : 7 : 1647 by William Stitson, Randoll Nickolls. 
Amt lb 44. 1. 8. Elizabeth Hawkins deposed, 18 (1) 1647 or 1648 
before Increase Nowell. 

Know all to whom this may conserne, That this o r brother, who is de- 
ceased, did in his sicknes tho of perfect vnderstanding and memory, say 
vntoo mee that all that bee had hee freely gave it vnto his wife Elizabeth 
Hawkins, which I testify. 

31 : 11 : 1647. John Greene. 

Proved 18 : 1 : 1647 or 1648, before me, Increase Nowell. 

John Rigbey,* [Dorchester.] 
Inventory taken by Capt Humfrey Atherton, William Robinson, & 
Geo. Weekes. 16 : 2 : 1647. Proved 9 : 10 : 1647. 

Elizabeth Goodalle, 
Of Newberry, late of Yarmouth. Inventory taken 27 March, 1647, by 
Edward Rawson, Henry Shorte, Richard Knight. 

Daniel Brewer of Roxbury, 
12 : 11 : 1645. Husbandman. Vnto wife, Joanna, my dwelling howse 
with the buildings, reserving one chamber, & halfe the barne, and halfe 
the other outhouses, w ch I giue vnto my sonne Daniell, soe longe as he 
shall remaine vnmaried. Vnto wife my home lott, ffiue acres more or 
lesse ; also, sufficient Tymber for repations of the buildings &, fTences, 
for her to sell & fetch off from my sonn DanieWs lands, hereafter giuen 
to him, and sufficient ffier wood. Vnto my sonn Daniell two Oxen, one 

* See Register, Vol. V, p. 465. 

1853.J Abstracts of Early Wills. 171 

Steere Calfe, w th one Carte & Plowe, w th the furniture therevnto belong- 
ing, and Sixe accres of Land lying neere the greate Lotts, And Sixe 
accres of swarnpe ground, w th the wood therevpon, lying neere vnto the 
howse of Edward Bridge, and fforty accres, more or lesse, lying in two 
p cells, sixteene accres thereof lying neere my meadow at Stony riuer, the 
other pte beiond Rocky swarnpe, neare the greate Meade ; all my mowing 
ground, fTresh & Salt, conteining fFower accres & a halfe, lying in two 
p cells ; also my best Bed & bedstedd, furnished, and my Iron pott, after 
his mothers decease, he paying these legacies hereafter mentioned ; to 
sonn Nathaniel, Tenn poundes ; to my dau. Ann, tenn poundes ; dau. 
Joanna, ffiue ; dau. Sarah ffiue ; to be paid in Cattell or Corne ; one third 
pte of each within one yeare after the death of their mother ; one third 
pte the yeare next enesueing ; the last third pte the next year after that. 
If any of my dau 3 dy before the dayes of payment, the surviving dau 8 to 
enioy their pte. Vnto wife sufficient hey, fTresh & salt, for the keeping 
of three Cowes, and the plowing & soweing of the said home lott, she 
finding seed &, halfe the dunge, & the bringing in of herr corne into the 
barne ; also sufficient Wood for tiering. Legacies to be paid by sonn 
Daniell. Also ffower poundes & Tenn shillings to John Watson, when 
it is due, it being for his two oxen before mentioned. Vnto sonn Daniell, 
my howse with all the buildings and the home lott, with a Table &, a 
Cupboard, after my wifes decease. To my daus. at day of marriage or 
after my Wiues decease, these legacies ; to dau Ann, a fflock bed fur- 
nished, &, my biggest Chest, one little Iron pott, &, one pewter dish ; To 
dau. Joanna, my great kettle, & my next great chest, one fflock bed fur- 
nished, & a pewter dish ; To dau. Sarah, a fflock bed furnished, my new 
kettle, & a pewter dish ; Vnto wife, my three Cowes, and my Redd 
Steere, and all my Swine. The residue of my goodes to my wife, whom 
I make my executrix. I heartily intreate my loving brethren in Qhrist, 
Isaac Morrell and Edward Bridg, to be Ouerseers of this my last will. 
It is my will that my sonn Daniell, shall not onely plowe his mother's 
ground sufficiently &l well for her seed, but shall also Cutt downe & 
bring in her corne, & her fier wood to her howse, & lay out the dung all 
of it if he keep his owne Cattell else where. 

Witnesse heerevnto the marke T\ T> of 

Willm Denyson. Daniel Brewer 

the marke ) of Edward Bridg. 

Proved by W m Denison & Edward 
Bridge 20 (3) 1647. 
William Aspinwall V. Record 1 *. 
12 : 3 : 1647. Inventory of the goods of Dannill Brver, of roxbery, 
late deseased, prised by vs whose names are vnder wrightten. Edward 
Porter. Amt. ,£166. 4. 0. 

26 : 3 : 1647. at a generall Corte. Upon p r sentment of the will &, 
inventory of Daniell Shepardson, It is ordered, that the land should go 
according to the fathers will to the sonne, or recompense according to the 
value of 21. 10 3 & because the moth 1 " hath bene at great charge in edu- 
cating the sonne three yeares, & is still to be, shee should be alowed the 
tooles &, bellows & armes for that, & that the daughter shall have of 
what their fath r hath given them onely to the value of nyne pounds each 
of them for their pt. 

by the gen r all Co r te Incr: Nowell sec 1 . 

172 Abstracts of Early Wills. [April, 

John George of Watertown. 
Inventory 12 (4) 1647, by Left. Mason, John Coolage, John Shearman. 
Debts dew from John Raulinge in ould England ; from m r Dunster, John 
Springe, James Cuttler ; Dew to Willyam Knoxe, Junior, is the titel of 
land purchased of him, be made good to the heire £3. Anne George, 
wife of John George, late deceased, proves the Inventory, 29 (4) 1647. 

William Aspinwall. V. Record 1 ". 
12 Jan. 1647. The Inuentory of John George, is debtor to his Sonne 
Robert, and his dau. Susan £50. 12 s . mother in lawe, Anne George, 
Guardian, before John Winthrop, Gov r , Tho Dudley dep 1 ; Gov r , Increase 
Nowell sec. & W m Hibbins. 7:1: 1647. 

William Aspinwall. V. Record 1 ". 

William Brandon. 

Last day 6 month, 1646. To Wif, Mary Brandon, my dwelling hous, 
& out houses, & 3 acers of land joyning, be it more or less ; To sonn 
Thomas, the 8 acers by the mill path, my gret pot, & my two guns, mus- 
ket & fowling pece ; To dau. Sarah, on Cow, when she Come to 13 years 
of age ; To dau. Mary, on Cow when she Com to 13 years of age ; To 
dau. Hanah, on Cow when she Comes to 13 years of ag ; To Sonn 
Thomas, all my houses, & lands, only entering vppon on half of it at 21 
years of age ; the other half to wif. she to save out of it to my thre daus. 
15 lb when they Com to sixteen yeares of ag ; <£5 each daus. Sarah, Ma- 
ry, Hanah ; Sonne Thomas pay to 3 daus. 15 lb within 3 yeares after he 
enters vppon the on half of the Lands. If wif dy befor legases be due, 
then, sonne Thomas pay the other 151b allso. If sonne Thomas dy be- 
fore he Com of age, I giv to Brother William, his eldest Sonn, the worth 
of 10 lb of the howses & lands. The Rest of thes howses & lands to the 
Rest of my Children surviving, equally. My will is, if any Child, dy, 
30 lb be paid to other Child or Children Surviving. 

Edward Bates testifyeth vppon oath that William Brandon was of a 
disposeing mind when this will was written, only he is doubtfull concern- 
ing the last clause about his brothers sonne, whether he was then of 
sound memory. Swore before the Court 28 (8) 1647. 

Increase Nowell sec. 

Ezekiel Richardson of Woburn. 
20 : 5 : 1647. I, Ezekiell Richardson, of Woebourne, being in perffect 
memorie. Wife Susanna, and Eldest Son, Theophilus, Executors. To 
son Josias, thirtie pounds, to be paide in mony, Cattell or corne, when 21. 
Vnto son James, £30 ; Vnto dau. Phebe, £30. I discharge whatsoever 
demands haue bin between my brother, Samuel Richardson, and my selfe. 
Vnto brother, Thomas Richardson, his Son Thomas, 10 3 . Overseers, Ed- 
ward Converse and John Mousall of Woebourne. In case either die be- 
fore the accomplishment of this my will, the surviuer, with the consent of 
Thomas Carter, pastor of the church in Woebourne, shall haue power to 
chuse an other overseer in his place. Vnto the Overseers 30 s a peece. 
Debts discharged, all the rest to Executors, provided wife may peacablie 
injoy her habitation in the house. 

Thomas Carter, scribe Ezekiel richardson. 

Edward Convars Proved by Edward Convers &, John 

John Mowsall Mowsall. 1 (4) 1648, before the Gov r & 

my selfe. 

Increase Nowell, sec. 

1853.] Abstracts of Early Wills. 173 

Inventory taken 9 : 18 : 1647, by Edward Convars, John Mowsall, 
Thomas richarson. The debts of our sister Susanna Richarson, 6-10- 
0. Her legasie, 93-10-0. The remainder to the Executors, <£90-6s.-6. 

Will of John Merricke, of Hingham. 

24 June, 1647. Vnto my seu. 1 [servant] John Scathe, Sonne of Elise- 
beth Hilleard, all my housing an home lot, an my twelfe Acker lot vppone 
the greate playne mall. I giue him too Ackers of fresh medo that lyeth 
too the East of Thomas Joslenes medo. Allso one Cow lot of sallt Marsh, 
at Waimoth riuer, next John Winchesteres medo ; Capt. Ward, an he the 
sayd John Scathe, to haue them after the desese of my wife, Elisebeth, 
but shee to hould them [for life] to sister Hiller 20,* wich is in her hus- 
bands hand ; to Anne Scathe, dau. of Elisebeth Hiller, £5 too yere After 
my desease ; vnto William Heley, that deat that is in his hand that is dew 
to me ; to M r Hubbart, 10 s ; to wife Elizabeth all the rest of my lands, 
goods, &c, making hir Execter ; she shall giue vnto the aboue named 
John Scathe, an Anne Scathe, £6, each ; but If my nesse, Elizebeth 
Merricke, an John Fisher, an Anne Fisher, shall hapen to Com ouer 
before the desese of my wife Elisebeth, that <£10, shee should pay to John 
an Anne Scathe, shee shall pay it to Elisebeth Merrick, an Anne Fisher 
by Equall shares; and the aboue named John Scathe, shall pay to John 
Fisher, flue pound, out of the land, after my wiues desese. I do leue 
William Hersee, John Winchester, Thomas Samson, fefers in trust, to se 
the will performed, an to see that my wife be not ronged. 

John Merrick. 

Tis my will that John Scathe shall stay with my wife tell A month 
after milliestid, 1647 ;* that William Hersee, an John Winchester haue 
the disposing of my neuey [nephew] John Scathe, to bind him to a trad, 
what trad he shall most desier Excepting any trad that belongeth to the 
seeay [sea] 

In presence of John Merrick. 

William Hersee . deposed 9:7: 1647 

John Winchester Increase Nowell. 

Margaret Grimstone. 
Inventory, by Thomas Clarke & Edmond Eddenden, 7 (12) 1649. 
Amt 27 lb . 13. 

Thomas Collier. 
I Tho: Colear, of Hingehame, this sex* of April 1647, being sicke, 
Vnto sonne, Moses Colear, house and houseinge, w th home lott and 
plantinge lott, & great lott and meadowes, with all other my lands and 
Commons in the towne of hingehame ; wife to have the vse of the afoore 
named houses ; to sonne, Moses, my two Cowes, twoe steeres, fife gootes 
& one Calfe ; wife, Susan, have the vse & profit of thease Cattell deueringe 
heere life. To dau. Susan, one Cowe, my feather bead & thinges be- 
longinge to it, w th one pewter platter, one holland sheet, & one pilow 

# That is, 30 March, 1647, as I suppose ; for, among the Saint's Days in the Roman 
Calendar, that of St. Milk is 30 March, hence Mille's-tide is probably meant. 


174 Abstracts of Early Wills. [April, 

beere, after my wiues deses. To sonne, Moses, rest of househould stufe, 
after my wiues deses. To Susan my wife, &, Moses my sonne, my two 
hogges betweene them. To sonne Tho Colear, one goate. 

witnesse. Tho Collar 

Nico Baker his X marke 

John Otties 

Testified on Oath of John Otis to be the Last Will of Thomas Collier 
and that he was of sane memory. 29. 8. 1647. Jo Winthrop: Gouer. 

9 M r ch 1659. Nicholas Baker deposed. Power of Administration 
granted to Susannah Collier & Moses Collier to pforme this Imperfect 
will. Edward Rawson Record 1 * 
Booke No : 5 : p 142. 

Entered & recorded* word for word & compared therew th 15 th of x br 
1671. P r free Grace Bendall Cler. 

Inventory of the Estate, Recorded in Book 3. p. 198. Suffolk Records. 
Moses Colter deposed, 27 April 1660. Edward Rawson, Record 1 ". 

Henry Kemball of Watertowne. 

Inventory 22 (5) 1648. by Henrie Bright, Nich : Bairstow, John 

A note of what goods &> debts m™ Sarah Barnes acco d of to be hers at 
y e marriage of Jn° Tinker. Amt 13. 10. beside wereing Apell, both linen 
& wollen ; prised by 2 men &> 2 women. Amt 08. 10. 06. Whole Amt, 
of goods &, debts £45. 16s. Debts due by m r Jarvis, Wm. Berry, m™ 
Stee. Winthropp, goodm Perry, m r Addis, Jn° Gallop, goodm Windows, 
goodm forde, Jn° Seers, goodm Norton. In Charles Towne, Boston &c. 
m 1 * Dunster, Amose Richeson, m r Deane Winthrop, m r Addam, m r Ad- 
kinson, m r Rainsford, goodm ffeild, g: Arnell, g: Weight, g: Moone, 
g: Williams, m r Saltestone, Stro: ffurnell, m r Russell, g: Hagborne, m rs 
Walton, m" Scarlet, Jn° Bones, Juner, at Castle, m r Mansfeild, g: Streete, 
m r Gunnison, g: Cutler, George Vahan, m r Cowdell, g : Blanch, m r Hill, 
g: Cutter. There is 8 lb : 10 s pd vnto Richard Cooke, in Lew of bringing 
vpp y e eldest of the 2 Children, which he doeth accept of with one halfe 
of y e debt of m r Addis : w ch is doubtfull. all the rest of the estate, both 
good and doubtfull, to remaine to Jn° Tinker, for y e bringing vpp of the 
yonger Child : & is according to the last will of the wife of Jn° Tinker, 

13 (10) 1648. The Court doth allow of this returne so that the two 
children haue 6 lb . 13 s . 4 d . a piece : the Eldest by Richard Cooke, that 
brings her vp, and the other, by m r Tinker that brings her vp. 

William Aspinwall, Record 1- . 

Nicholas Browne. 
Inventory 10 th May, 1648. The marke of frances F M Mathues. 
Signed also by Nic : Shapleigh, William Serrnay, Humfry Lux, John 
Rayes. Amt 223. lb 01. 08. One third pt appertaines Vnto m r John Seel- 
ly. The property of Nicholas Browne consists, in part, of one house, 6} 
Acres of Land settuated on the South side of y e riuer of pescattaque vall- 
ued at £ 6. Two houses & 8 acres of land on same river — ,£12. An 
apprentice boye, for his tyme, Eight years, vallued at ^30. 

* No such record has been found in the proper office. The book referred to is 
probably lost. 

1853.] Abstracts of Early Wills. 175 

Proved by John Seely, 6 (4) 1648. Increase Nowell, secret. 

An Account of John Seely , tendered into Court of the payments he hath 
made for m r Nicholas Browne, deceased, to the full discharge of the 
Inventory. Paid m r W m Hinckson, Major Sedgwick, m r foster, m r Knight, 
vppon Richard Walderns Acct, Henry Sherborne, Chr: Lawson, in all 
,£310. 13. Deposed 28 : 5 : 1648. Increase Nowell, sec. 

John Levins of Rocksbury. 
Inventory taken 30 : 6 : 1648. By John Stow, William Park. 

Thomas Fratchford. 
Inventory taken 3:3: 1648, by Robert Hull & James Johnson 
according to their best Judgment &, Conscience. 

William Joice. 
Inventory 25 : 8 : 48, by Thomas Savage, Anthony Stoddard, Amt. 19. 
10. Itt is further desired by the said William Joice, that William Hudson 
should call m r Aspenholl to A ceo : and receaue w l soeuer is of his in his 
hands, and vpon payment of all chardges what soeuer is left, to send it 
vnto his wife, in Rattlife in London. • 

Wittnesses Henr Walton 26 (8) 48. Administration granted 

Bartholmew Barloe vnto W m Hudson of the estate of 

the said Joice, to be accountable to 
his wife, or to the Court, when he 
shall be there vnto called. 

William Aspinwall, Record 1 ". 

George Ludkin. 
Inventory of George Ludkin, Late of Brantree, deseased, Valued 18 : 
2 : 1648. Taken by Daniel Weld. The marke "-j of Thomas Mekins, 
William Allis, Aaron Ludkin delivered in this Inventory before the Gov r , 
m r Dudley dept Gov r & m r Hibbins. 31 (6) 1648. 

John Winthrop. 
Inventory of the goods & Chatties of John Winthrop, Esq : late Gover- 
no r of the Massachusetts, deceased, taken by James Johnson, &; William 
Aspinwall, the 17 th of the 2 d mo. 1649. 

Nathaniel Sparrowhawk. 

Inventory of the Estate of m r Nathaniell Sparowhauke, of Cambridge, 
who departed this life, June 27 th , 1647. Apprized by m r Henry Dunster; 
Edward Goffe ; Tho: Chesholme & pt. by Gregory Stone. 

M r Sparowhauks Estate, By Debts oweing to it in Rowly from W m 
Addams, lsacke Cousens, Nath. Stoiv, Obediath Holmes. W m Sparoiv- 
hauks Estate, Debtor, To Nathffrench, Robert Daniel, Goode Betts, W m 
Mannig Senior, Robt face, Edw: Goffe, m r Edw: Jacson, Rich: 
Champnies, Widdow Lumpkin, W m Mans wife, Edw Ote, Rich: Oldam, 
m n Tompson, Abra Waluer, m r Cooke of Charlstown, Edmund Angier, 
Tho Beale, m r John Bukly, Rich Lord, W m Manning, Jr. m r Button, m r 
Alford, Edw. Brasier, m r Aires, George Haddings p tion, W m ffrench, 

176 Abstracts of Early Wills. [April, 

Easter Sparowhauke, to y e (2) Virginia boyes, 10." Chandler of Boston, 
T/io: Chesholme, Goode Bucke, Theoder Adkins, Rich: Cutter, W m Cut- 
ter, ffrances Smith, Sister Holban, Mary Lemon, m r Henry Dunster, Jo- 
seph Magit, m r W m Ames, Johnffesington, Robt Homes, Goodm Witherell, 
Abra Errington, Goodm Knights, Tho Longhorne, George Doubty, Goodm 
Brookes at Concord, m r Dauis pete char ie at Boston, m r Belcher at Boston, 
old Goode Prentice, John Taylor, Percefell Greene, John Russell, m r 
Russell at England, Mary Peirce, ffrances Moore, senior. To Barnebe 
Lampsons Children, Sister Meene, Daniel Stone, m r Tho Shepard, pastor, 
m r Tho Lake, John Rogers &, Goodm Stilson, m r Bennit of Virgenia, 
John Trumble, m r Caltor of Rowly, Goodm Rainer, Tho: Hall, John 
ffuller, W m Pattens wife, Goodm Eaton, Goodman Penticost, ffranck- 

len of Boston, Jonathan Padlefoote, m r Star, Edw: Shepard, m r Burner, 
m r pjT'm Payne, m r Robt Payne, m r Apleton, Goode Smith at Watertovvne, 
old m" Browne, m r Russell of Charlestowne, m r Palsgraue, m r Norton, 
Tho. Oaks, Goodm Grimes in England, Besaliel Angier in England, 
John Sparauhauke at Copell in England, m r Tanner at Copell in Eng. 
Edw. Micherson, Jonathan Michell, George Hutchine, John Parish, Gil- 
bert Crackbone, John Sill, Goulden Moore, Tho Swetman, Robert Parker, 
Sam. Green, Robt Stedman, Joseph Cooke, Daniel Kempsters, Tho Dan- 
forth, Matt. Hancocke, Steeuen Day, Richard Jacson for Chare Griffin, 
Joseph Miller, Sam. Hides. W m Bull, Richard Hildreth, Jn° Cooper, 
Isacke Amsden, Sister Willows, Tho: Sawjer, Philip Cooke, John Sted- 
man, Richard Robbins, W m Towne, W m Hamlet, Rich: Parke, Capt 
Coogine, [Gookin,^\ Euens at Virginia, Tho: Marrett, John ffounel, 
Cristo : Cane, Mary Isacke, Jonathan Danforth, John Boutaile, James 
Luxford in Tho: Brighams acct. 

Watertowne Debts — Good: Philbricke, Good: Leapet, Henry Kemball, 
old Mihel Basto, Robt Jupe, Christo: Grant, Isacke Mixture, old War- 
ren, old Hamund, John Benjamin, old Taylor, Natt: Treadaway, John 
Shearman, old Wincol, John Wakefield. In Yarmouth, Roger East, Swift, 
Jordan, Dogget, Robinson of Duxbery, Randol, m r Come, Richards, 
Zachery field, at Conectecut, Dauid Carpenter, — New Hauen, Mary Ad- 
kins, Benjamin Wilmut, Joseph Midlebrooke — England, Robt Meadford, 
ffaithfull Chapman. In Holland, Sam: Angire. 

Sudbury Debts, Rich. Newton, W m Browne. Charlestowne Debts. 
W m Buckman, Gool, Johnson, Lepingwell. In Hingom, Thomas Nicoles, 
Goodm. Stet at Nantascut. Nath: Baker. Goodm Lausun. In Hampton, 
James Dauis. In Rowly, Widdow Huginsworth. 

Jollif Rudick. 
Inventory 12 : 8 : 1649. By Henry Webb, & Henry Sandys. Amt. 
299 lb : 6 9 . 2 d . Administration granted 21 : 10 : 1649 to John Ruddock. 

Increase Nowell, sec. 

Thomas Sandbrooke. 
Inventory Prised by John Lake & Richard Chrichley, 14. 5. 1649. 
Amt. ,£123. 18. 10. Debts due from m r Shrimpton, Goodm Jewet of 
Rowley, Goodm Halstone, taylor, Leonard Haryman, of Rowley, Goodm 
Bumsteed, James Wood, of Longe Island, m r Kinge, of Linn. 

1853.] Abstracts of the Earliest Wills, 177 



[Continued from Vol. VI, page 188.] 

[Communicated by Mr. Justin Winsor.] 

John Turner. 
Inventory 31 May, 1667, by John Chipman and John Ottis. 

Mr. Anthony" Thacker (Yarmouth.) 
Inventory, he d. Aug. 22, 1667. Taken 13 Sep. by Edmund Hawes, 
Robt Dennis, and John Gorum. ,£266, 9s. 9d. 

Robt Husey (Duxbury.) 
Inventory exhibited at Court, 30 Oct., 1667, £21, 18s. 6d. by John 

Nathaniel Warren, Senr. (Plymouth.) 
Will. To wife Sarah, and his chd ; names his lame and impotent 
daughter, and his eldest son. Appoints Thomas Southworth, his brother 
Joseph Warren, and Lt. Eph. Morton, Intervisers. June 29, 1667. Wit- 
nesses, Hugh Cole, Nathl Morton. A supplement names his mother, 
Mistress Elizabeth Warren, and his sisters Mary Bartlett, Sen., Ann Lit- 
tle, Sarah Cooke, Elizabeth Church, &, Abigail Snow. July 15, 1667. 
Inventory, Oct. 21, 1667. £475. Taken by Joseph Warren, Eph. Mor- 
ton, Thomas Southworth. 

Gabriel Fallowell (Plymouth.) 
Will. To Sarah, da. of John Wood ; to my grandchild Jona. Fal- 
lowell, to Catherine, his loving wife. His brother Robt Finney. Oct. 14, 
1667. Inventory, Feb. 1667. £45, 15, 6. 

John Parker (Taunton.) 
Will, 6 Nov., 1665. To his wife Sarah. Speaks of his house at Bos- 
ton. To his wife's sister's son, Nathl Smith, to his brother Mr. John 
Summers, minister, and his chd, Samuel, Elizabeth, Mary, Abigail, and 
to chd of his sister Smith, — to sister Faben's (?) chd, John, Joseph, Dan- 
iel and Annis, to Mary Parker, and sister Elizabeth Phillips of Taunton, 
to James Phillips of Taunton and his two sons, to cousin James Walkers 
children of Taunton, to the church of Taunton. He d. Feb. 26, 1667. 
Inventory, £406, 0, 9. 

Richd Bullock (Rehoboth.) 
Inventory, Nov. 22, 1667. £81, 12, 3. 

Richd Foxwell (Barnstable.) 
Will names sons Samuel Bacon, Hugh Cole, and son and da. Nelson. 
To church of Barnstable, for the poor. Names Mr. Adams, " woolen 

178 Abstracts of the Earliest Wills. [April, 

draper which did dwell in London." 1668, April 7th. In a supplement 
names his son Nelson, with " my daughter Ruth." Inventory 30 May 
1668, by Henry Cobb and Thomas Huckens, .£26, 18s. 6d. 

John Williams, Sen. (Scituate.) 
Will. To da. Mary Dodson ; his son John ; to Ann, wife of John 
Pratt, and Deborah, wife of Wm. Burden. To Mary Barker, and to his 
two grandchd John and Abraham Barker. To Nic. Baker of Scituate. 
Dec. 19, 1667. 

William Clark (Yarmouth.) 
Barnard Lumbert, aged 60, testifies that Wm Clark of Yarmouth gave, 
by nuncupative will, his property to Joseph Benjamin, 28th 12 mo 1668. 
Clark d. Dec. 7, 1668. Inventory, £8, 3s. Od. ' 

Widow Silvester (Scituate.) 
Inventory 26 Nov 1668 on oath of John Silvester. £87. Taken by 
John Cushen and Robert Stetson. 

Wm Burden 
Heretofore of Concord, Mass., now resident in Duxbury, testifies, that 
he rec d in right of his wife, Deborah, da. of John Barker, late dec d , mon- 
ey from Abraham Blush. March 1, 1660. John Pratt is called father 
in law of Abraham Blush. 

Joanna Martin (Rehoboth.) 
Inventory, Feb. 26, 1666. £193. 12. Taken by Tho. Cooper sen, 
Peter Hunt, Henry Smith, Wm Sabine. Her will, April 6, 1668. To 
loving kinsman John Ormsley ; to sister Smith ; to cousins Grace Orms- 
ley, Thomas Ormsley, and Jacob Ormsley. To cousin Clapp, and kins- 
woman Jane Clapp ; to brother Upham his chd at Mauldin. Stephen 
Paine Jun. Richd Bowin Jun. overseers. 

Jeremiah Burrowes (Marshfield.) 
Inventory, 22 Nov. 1660. <£47, 13, 8. Taken by Josias Winslow & 
Wm Sherman. 

John Dunham Sen (Plymouth.) 
Will, Jan 25, 1668. To sons John (eldest), Benajah, Daniel, and son 
in law Stephen Wood ; and wife Abigail. Witnesses Tho Southioorth 
John Cotton Tho Cushman. Inventory, 16 Mar. 1668. by Tho. South- 
worth & Thomas Cushman. 

Thomas Chettenden (Scituate.) 
Will ; calls himself weaver, 7 Oct. 1668. To my sons Isaac & Henry. 
Inventory, 9 Nov 1668, «£63. 02s, 01. By Jas. Cudworth and Stephen\ 

1853.] Abstracts of the Earliest Wills. 179 

William Berstow. 
Inventory sworn to by his widow Apr. 5, 1669. By Robt Stetson & 
Joseph Silvester. 

John Crocker (Barnstable.) 
Will 10 Feb. 1668. To his loving wife Jone ; to brother Wm Crock- 
ets sons, viz, John, Job, Samuel, Josias, Elisha and Joseph. His kins- 
man Job Crocker, Executrix. Inventory, <£57. 02. 02, by Wm Crocker, 
Tho. Haskins & John Tompson. 

Francis Stevens Sen. (Rehoboth.) 
Inventory by Wm Carpenter and John Ormsley, Apr. 1. 1669. 

Francis Godfrey (Bridgewater.) 
Will, calls himself " aged inhabitant of the town of B." 1666. To 
wife Elizabeth. To his gd. child John Carye. To his da. Elizabeth 
Carye, and her child Elizabeth. To his servant John Pitcher. To son 
in law John Carye. Witnesses Wm Brett, Jas Keith, Nathl Willis, John 
Hill. Inventory, 30 July, 1669. e£ll7. 17s. 5d. 

John Woodfield (Scituate.) 
Will. To wife Hester, who is made Executrix. June 4, 1669. Wit- 
nesses, Nic Baker, Micaell Peirse. Inventory, 18 June 1669, by John 
Hallet and Isaac Chettenden. £64. 4. 0. 

Here ends the volume marked " Plymouth Colony Records, Wills, 
fyc, Vol. II, 1654-1669." 

Beginning with " Wills, &c, Vol. Ill, 1669-1678." 

On the first page some scattering memoranda, and numerical accounts. 

Capt. Thomas Southworth. 
Will, 18th Nov. 1669. To da. Elizabeth Howland, housing and lands 
in Plymouth ; to her husband Joseph Hoioland, his rapier and belt. To 
Thomas Faunce, Deborah Morton, and Wm Churchill. To his brother 
Constant Southworth, whom he charges " for the support of my wife in 
her poor condition." Witnesses, John Morton, George Bonum. Inven- 
tory by Geo. Watson, John Morton, and Eph. Morton. Exhibited at 
court, Mar. 1, 1669, on oath of Joseph Howland. 

Mistress Alice Bradford (Plymouth.) 
Will. " Wishes to be interred as near to her deed husband, Mr. Wm 
Bradford, as conveniently may be." To sister Mary Carpenter ; to sons 
Constant Southworth, Joseph Bradford ; to grandchild Elizabeth How- 
land, da. of my deed son, Capt. Tho. Southworth ; to servant maid Mary 
Smith. Her mark. Inventory, March 31, 1670, on oath of Mistress 
Carpenter, ,£162, 17s. By Geo. Watson, Eph. Morton, Wm Harlow. 

180 Abstracts of the Earliest Wills. [April, 

Joseph Tilden (Scituate.) 

Will, May 12, 1670. " Yeoman," to wife Elizth Tilden ; sons Nathl, 

John, Stephen, Samuel and Benjamin, none of them 21 years old at this 

date ; daughters, Rebecca, Elizabeth and Lydia. To sister Elizabeth 

Garrett ; brother Stephen Tilden. Inventory, May 31, 1670. .£1367. 5s. 

Wm Macomber (Marshfield.) 
Inventory, 27 May, 1670. <£102. Is. On oath of Priscilla Macomber. 
Thomas Maycomber, Matthew Maycomber. 

Samuel Sturtevant (Plymouth.) 
Will, Aug. 1st, 1669. Son-in-law John Waterman; sons Samuel, 
James, John and Joseph, and a child, " his wife goeth with." To his wife. 
Witnesses, Wm Crow, John Smith. Inventory, 22 Oct. 1669. <£23, 18s. 

Joseph Burye, 
Aged 30 years, testifies that he heard Robert Rollock say that he in- 
tended to marry his landlady this fall, about a month or six weeks before 
he died. Oct. 28, 1669. 

Robert Rollock (Sandwich.) 
Inventory, 15 Sept., 1669. By Rich. Bourne, Nathl. Fish, Tho. Lobey, 
John Ellis. 

John Richmond, Senr. (Taunton.) 
Will, 14 Dec. 1663. To eldest son John Richmond ; son in law Wil- 
liam Paule, and Mary his wife, and to their children. To younger son 
Edward and his son Edward ; to son in law Edward Rew, and Sarah, 
his wife ; son John's son Thomas. Witnesses, Joseph Wilbore, Shadrach 
Wilbore. He deed 20 March, 1663-4, aged 70 years. Inventory, =£10. 
lis. 09d. Edward Richmond lived at Newport, R. I. 

George Hall (Taunton.) 
Oct. 1669. Will. To wife Mary ; sons John, Samuel, Joseph ; da. 
Charity, Sarah ; grandchildren ; to the church in Taunton 40 shillings to 
buy cups, to Wm Evens. Witnesses, Richd. Williams, Walter Deane. 
He died Oct. 30, 1669. Inventory, <£170. 15s. 

Catherine Hurst. 
Widow, inventory, 30 May, 1670. .£39. 3. 0. 

Nathl Goodspeed (Barnstable.) 
Inventory 23d May, 1670. £12. 0. 0. His relict was Elizabeth, and 
father was Roger, both alive at this date. 

(To be Continued.) 

1853.] A Record of Births, Deaths, and Marriages. 181 


[Communicated by Wm. C. Folger, of Nantucket, Corresponding Member of the 
N. Eng. H. G. Soc] 

Jean y e Wife of Richard Swaine Departed this life y e 31st Octob r 1662 
Mary y c daughter of Nathan 1 Starbuck was born y e 30 March 1663 
Jethro y e son of Edward Starbuck died y e 27th of May 1663 
John the son of John Rolfe was born y e 5 March 1663-4 
John y e son of John Swaine born the 1st of September 1664 
William Worth and Sarah Macy were married y Q 11 April 1665 
Elizabeth y e daughter of Nathaniel Starbuck was born y e 9 Sept. 1665 
John son of Humphrey Varny was born y e 5 Sept. 1664 
Samuel y e son of John Rolfe was born y e 8 March 1665 
John y e son of William Worth was born y e 19 May 1666 
Stephen y e son of John Swaine was born y e 21 November 1666 
John y e son of John Coleman was born y e 2 day of August 1667 
Abiah y e daughter of Peter Folger was born ye 15 August 1667 
Sarah y e daughter of John Rolfe was born y e 2d of December 1667 
Nathaniel y e son of Nath 1 Starbuck was born y e 9 of August 1668 
John Barnard and Bethiah ffolger were married y e 25th of Feby. 1668 
William Bunker and Mary Macy were married y e 11th of April 1669 
Lydia y e daughter of John Coffin was born y e 1st June 1669 
Mary y e daughter of Nathaniel Barnard was born y e 24th of Feb. 1667 
John Barnard and Bethiah his wife and Isaac Coleman ended their days 
y e 6th of June 1669 being drown'd out of a canoe between Nantucket 
and y e Vineyard, at the same time Eleazer Folger was preserved. 
Hannah the daughter of Nathaniel Barnard was born 19 July 1669 
Thomas y e son of John Coleman was born y e 17 of October 1669 
Joseph Gardner and Bethiah Macy were married 30 March 1670 
Hope y e daughter of Richard Gardner was born y e 16 of Nov. 1669 
Joseph y e son of John Rolfe was born y e 12th of March 1669 
John y e son of Nath 1 Barnard was born y e 24 of Feby. 1670 
Judith y e daughter of Edward Cottell was born y e 13 April 1670 
Sarah y e daughter of John Swaine was born y e 13 Julie 1670 
George the son of William Bunker was born y e 22d of April 1671 
Peter the son of John Coffin was born ye 5th of August 1671 
Dinah y e daughter of Stephen Coffin was born y e 21 of Sept. 1671 
Jethro y e son of Nathaniel Starbuck was born y e 14th of Dec. 1671 
Hannah y e daughter of John Rolfe was born y e 5 of February 1671 
Samuel y e son of Nathan 1 Holland was born y e 6 February 1671 
Isaac y e son of John Coleman was born y e 6th of February 1671 
Elizabeth y e dau. of Sam 1 Bickford was born y e 16 Feb. 1671 
Nathaniel the son of Nath 1 Barnard was born 24 of Nov. 1672. 
Lydia y e Daughter of Edward Cottel was born y e 17 th of May 1672 
Love y e Daughter of Richard Gardner Sen r was born y e 2 May 1672 
Anne the dau. of Edward Cottle was born y e 3 March 1672-3 
Eleazer y e Son of Eleazer Folger was born y e 2 d Julie 1672 
Sarah y e dau. of Joseph Gardner was born y e 23 October 1672 
Experience y e dau. of Thomas Look was born 22 Novem. 1672 
Susanna dau. of John Saviges wife was born y e 23 Mar. 1673 
Joseph the Son of John Swaine was born 17 July 1673 

182 A Record of Births, Deaths and Marriages. [April, 

John y e son of William Bunker was born y e 23 July 1673 
Damaris y e dau. of William Gayer was born y e 24 Oct. 1673 
Peter y e son of Stephen Coffin was born y e 14 November 1673 
Experience y e Daughter of Will m Rogers was born y e 23 Julie 1673 
Deborah y e dau. of Sam 1 Bickford was born y e 5 of Feby. 1673 
John y e son of John Coffin was born Feby 10. 1673 
Eunice y e dau. of Nath* Starbuck was born y e 1 April 1674 
Richard Gardner & Mary Austin were married y e 17 May 1674 
Phebe the dau. of John Coleman was born y e 15 of June 1674 
John y e son of John Savige was born y e 24 June 1674 
Damaris y e dau. of Joseph Gardner was born ye 16 Feb. 1674 
Stephen y e son of Nathaniel Barnard was born 16 Feb. 1674 
Elizabeth y e dau. of Thomas Look was born y e 28 Aug. 1675 
Peter y e son of Eleazer Folger was born y e 28 Aug. 1674 
Dorcas y e Daughter of Willian Gayer was born y e 29 Aug. 1675 
Anne the dau. of Joseph Coleman was born y e 10 Novem. 1675 
Patience y e dau. of Richard Gardner Jr. was born June 29. 1675 
Mehitable y e dau. of John Gardner was born Nov. 24. 1674 
John y e son of Edward Cottle was born y e 7 th of Septm. 1675 
Mary ye Dau. of Joseph Prat was born y e 16 of Sep. 1675. 
William y e Son of Will m Gayer was born y e 3 d of June 1677 
Thomas Macy Jr. died ye third day of December 1675 
Stephen y e Son of Stephen Coffin was born y e 20 Feby. 1675 
Ebenezer y e Son of Will m Rogers was born y e 5 of Jany. 1675 
Stephen Hussey & Martha Bunker were married Oct. 8 1676 
Love y e dau. of John Coffin was born y e 23 d of April 1676 
Elizabeth y e dau. of John Swain was born May 17 th 1676 
Deborah y e Dau. of Tobias Coleman was born May 25 1676 
Bethiah y e dau. of Joseph Gardner was born Aug. 13. 1676. 
Sarah ye dau. of Eleazer Folger was born Aug. 24. 1676. 
Jonathan ye son of Will 111 Bunker was born Feby. 25. 1674 
Peleg y e son of Will m Bunker was born y e 1 Dec. 1676 
Benjamin ye son of John Coleman was born Jany 17. 1676 
Ruth ye Daughter of John Gardner was born Jan. 26 1676 
Joseph y e son of Richard Gardner was born May y e 8. 1677 
Ebenezer ye son of James Coffin was born March 30, 1678 
Sampson ye Son of Edward Cartwright was born Jany 26. 1677 
Jabez y e Son of Will m Bunker was born Nov. y e 7 th 1678 
Tabitha y e Dau. of John Trot was born March y 2 d 1679 
Sarah y e Dau. of John Macy was born April ye 3 d 1677 
Puella y e dau. of Stephen Hussey was born Oct. 10 th 1677 
Abigail y e Dau. of Stephen Hussey was born Dec e 22 d 1679 
Deborah ye dau. of John Macy was born Mar. 3 d 1679 
Benjamin y e Son of John Swaine was born y e 5 July 1679 
Betty y e dau. of Denis Manning was born July y e 10. 1679 
Sarah y e dau. of Nathi Barnard was born Mar. 23 d 1677 
Eleanor y e dau. of Nath 1 Barnard was born June 18. 1679 
Joseph y e son of James Coffin was born Feby y e 4 th 1679 
Susanna y c dau. of Edward Cartwright was born Feb. 16. 1680 
Jane dau. of Tho 9 Look was born Dec. 24 th 1680 
Joseph y e son of John Trott was born Mar. 10 th 1680 

Nath 11 Wire Sen r died March y e 1st 1680-1 

(To be Continued.) 

1853.] Names of the Early Planters of Wrentham. 183 


[Communicated by Rev. Abnek Morse, of Sherborn.*] 

Samuel Shears, wf. Mary who began to have issue there in 1668 ; Wm 
Maccane, wf. Ruth, 1669 ; Joseph Kingsbury, wf. Mary, 1670 ; Ebene- 
zer Fisher, (prob. son of Dea Samuel F.) was born 1670 ; Elizabeth 
Mostman, (prob. daug. of James Mostman, wf. Anna,) was born, 1675 ; 
Sarah Wilson, (prob. daug. of Michael W.,) was born 1675 ; John Ware, 
wf. Mary who began to have &c, 1672 ; Samuel Fisher, wf. Meletiah, 
1672 ; Rev d Samuel Man, wf. Esther, 1674 ; Benj: Force, wf. Elizabeth, 
(fr. Newport R. I.,) 1690 ; Robert Ware, wf. Sarah, 1680 ; Benj: Rocket, 
(now Rockwood) wf. Judith, 1681 ; Daniel Hawes, wf. Abiell, 1681 ; 
John Day, wf. Abigail, 1681 ; Michel Willson, wf. Mary, 1681 ; John 
Lawrence, wf. Sarah, 1682 ; John Fairbank, wf. Hannah, 1682 ; John 
Aldis, wf. Mary, 1682 ; John Guild, wf. Sarah, 1683 ; Anthony Han- 
cock, wf. Sarah, 1684 ; John Fale, wf. Abigail, 1685 ; Eliazer Gay, wf. 
Lydia, 1685 ; Eliazer Medcalf, w. Meletiah, 1685 ; Wm Puffer, wf. Ruth, 
1686 ; Nathaniel Heaton, wf. Mary, 1687 ; Tho. Thurston, wf. Mehetabell, 
1688 ; Jonathan Wight, wf. Elizabeth, 1688; Ephraim Pond, wf. Debo- 
rah, 1689 ; Eliazer Fisher, wf. Hannah, 1688 ; Edward Gay, wf. Re- 
becca, 1689 ; Samuel Dearing, wf. Hannah, 1689 ; Richard Puffer, wf. 
Ruth, 1689 ; John Pond, wf. Hannah, 1690 ; John Whiting, wf. Mary, 
1691; James Mead, wf. Judith, 1692; Nathaniel Dunham, wf Mary, 
1690 ; Tho. Bacon, wf. Hannah, 1693 ; Daniel Farington, wf. Abigail, 
1695 ; John Maccane, wf. Elizabeth, 1695 ; Benj Grant, wf. Presilah, 
1695 ; John Blake, wf. Joanna, 1689 ; Josiah Whitne, wf. Mary, 1701 ; 
Nathaniel Rocket,f wf. Joanna, 1703-4 ; Mark Force, wf. Deborah, 1699 ; 
Andrew Blake, wf. Sarah, 1697 ; Benjamin Hall, wf. Sarah, 1697 ; Na- 
thaniel Ware, wf. Mary, 1697; Robert Pond, wf. Joanna, 1689; Sam- 
uel Whiting, wf. Mary, 1699 ; Cornelius Fisher, wf. Anna, 1692; Tho. 
George, wf. Hannah, 1695 ; Wm. Man, wf. Bathiah, 1702 ; Thoder Man, 
wf. Abigail, 1703 ; Joseph Cowell, wf. Martha, 1702 ; Robert Blake, wf. 
Sarah, 1705 ; Daniel Maccane, wf. Mary, 1706 ; Tho Skinner, wf. Han- 
nah, 1695 ; Samuel Rich, wf. Hannah, 1706 ; Ralf Day, wf. Mary, 1707; 
Samuel Heeton, wf. Sarah, 1707 ; Geo Fairbank, wf. Lydia, 1707 ; John 
Day, wf. Ruth, 1707 ; John George, wf. Judith, 1704 ; Tho Boyden, wf. 
Deborah, 1708-9 ; Daniel Lawrence, wf. Mary, 1708 ; John Ware, wf. 
Mehetabell, 1705 ; Aaron Clark, wf. Mary, 1709 ; Michael Ware, wf. 
Jean, 1710 ; Peter Stimson, wf. Abigail, 1709. 

An Ancient Lady. — There is at present residing in the town of Hollis, 
N. H., the relict of the late Elder Locke, who has reached the advanced 
age of one hundred years and eight months. She is quite active and has 
a good appetite, &c. Her sight, however, is so far gone that she can 
see but little, if at all. — Newspaper, 23 Aug. 1852. 

# The Rev. Abner Morse has succeeded in causing the Legislature of Massachusetts 
to restore to its true orthography the name of the town of Sherborn ; it has been 
generally written and published Sherburne. 

f This name began to be written Rockwood in 1728, but the name is still often 
pronounced according to its former and more convenient orthography. [In 1737, 
Benjamin Rockwood of Wrentham, petitioned the General Court for consideration on 
account of his services and sufferings in the late Indian wars. — Editor.] 

184 BlancharoVs Journal. [April, 


[From the Mass. Archives, — copied by Mr. Frederic Kidder.] 

1725. Y e 15th day of July, we marched from Dunstable to Souhegan 
and Camped there till the 23d, by reason of several of our men being 
sick, and foul weather, and sent out scouts every day, but when it rained 
going on both sides of Merrimack River, and up y e River to Ammashige, 
and up Souhegan River about 15 miles, and to several Ponds where y e 
Indians formerly lived. July y e 23 d , we marched up y e River to Ammas- 
hige, camped, and sent out two scouts. 24th, we marched from Annas- 
heage to Pennacook lower Falls, which is about sixteen miles, and then 
sent out three scouts till dark. July 25th marched to Pennacook upper 
Falls, and sent out three scouts to several Ponds. Y e 26th day, in y e 
forenoon, we lay still by reason of y e foul weather ; in y e afternoon 
sent out several scouts on both sides of Merrimack River. 27th, Foul 
Weather. We sent out several Scouts towards night. 28th. On y e 28th 
we marched from Pennycook Island to a great hill, called Oake Hill, 
being about 20 miles, and sent out Several scouts. On ye 29th we march- 
ed from Oak hill, 20 miles, on y e East side of Merrimack River to a 
great Brook, called Rocky Brook, being about 16 miles, and sent out 
scouts ; y e 30th, we marched from Rocky Brook to a pond, called Long 
Pond, being about 20 miles, and camped and sent out Scouts till July 31 
we marched from Long pond, up y e River, to Souhegan River carrying 
place, out of Merrimack River, to a great Pond, being about twelve miles, 
and sent out Several scouts — Augst y e 1st. Then we marched from ye e 
carrying place, on west side of Merrimack River, up to the croch of 
Pemmechewasset, camped and sent three scouts, it being about 12 miles. 
Aug ye 2d d . Lay still and sent out scouts. One of 10 men went up y e 
west Branch of Merrimack River, about sixteen miles. Sent 2 scouts ; 
one of them on y e East side, to several ponds, and one on y e west side 
of Merrimack River, about 8 miles, On y e 3 d day, lay still, only sent 
scouts out. Several waysi Y e fourth, a stormy day ; lay still. Ye 5th 
day, we marched from Pemmechewasset, crossed Merrimack River, and 
went Eastward to y e North side of Curisumsit Pond, and searched y e 
pond, and our march y l day about twenty mile, and so camped. On y° 
sixth day, we marched near to y e north side of Winapesecokit Pond, it 
being about 15 miles, and camped, and sent out scout. Y e 7th, we 
marched to a River that comes out of a great Pond, on y e north side of 
winnepesecokit Pond, it being about 15 mile, and then camped. Ye 8th, 
we marched to Winnepsiochit River mouth, then we crossed Merrimack 
River and came to a great Brook. On ye 9th, we marched to contuck- 
cook river, where we lit of capt Willards company, and from Pennecook 
Island we came on y e east side of Merrimack River to Penecook Falls, 
and camped. Y e 10th day we marched to Concechaway Falls and camped, 
it being about 23 miles. Aug y e 11th, marched into Dunstable. This 
may inform you that in all our marching and scouting we have no signs 
ofy e Inguns since last summer. Your honors Obt servant, 


The last survivor of Wyoming, EleazerButler, is still living at Yarmouth, 
Nova Scotia, in a green old age. 

1853.] Memoir of Rev. Edward Turner. 185 


[Communicated by T. Larkin Turner, M. D., Mem. N. E. H. G. Soc] 

The Rev. Edward Turner, a celebrated Divine, died at Jamaica Plain, 
Roxbury, January 24th, 1853, aged 76. 

Letters of Fellowship and License to preach were granted to him in 
the year 1800, by the General Convention of Universalists, being then but 
24 years of age. Early engaged and foremost with Murray, Jones, Ballou, 
and other fathers of this church, his known ability and zealousness ranked 
him on a level with the most brilliant in promoting their cause. He was 
seemingly chosen to be of the last of these religious veterans, acting as 
pall-bearer, but a few months since, at the funeral of the late Rev. Hosea 
Ballou, whose installation sermon Mr. T. had preached in 1809, when Mr. 
B. was placed over the society at Portsmouth, N. H., Mr. T. being at that 
early day the minister at Salem, Mass., where he had been called the 
year previous. Charlestown being considered a more advantageous situa- 
tion, in 1814 he leaves Salem for that place, being at Salem succeeded 
by Mr. Ballou. At Charlestown Mr. T. continued for a number of years, 
when an unfortunate lesion occurred in the denomination which involved 
him, and caused his separation from that society, preaching his last dis- 
course there Oct. 6, 1823. He was however, for some time subsequently, 
the pastor of the Universalist society, and scene of his early care, at Ports- 
mouth. From thence he went to Charlton, Mass., ministering there for a 
few years over the Unitarian society. For a while prior to his earthly 
career of usefulness being ended, he resided with his son-in-law, Charles 
Brewer, Esq., with whom he died. And edifying occasionally the Unita : 
rians with his great experience, which a religious devotion of seventy-odd 
years had eminently qualified him to do. 

Mr. Turner is the author of many printed discourses and occasional 
pieces, only to be read to be appreciated. He was co-editor, with Mr. 
Ballou and others, of the " Gospel Visitant," the organ, at that time, of 
the Universalist denomination, first published in 1811, discontinued after 
a short time, but resumed in 1817. In 1823, Mr. T. commenced a publi- 
cation called the " Evangelical Repertory," which, however, was of short 
duration. He was tall and commanding in appearance. His erect bear- 
ing, and frank countenance, emitting polished language in solemn tones, 
stamped him a popular divine. And that he was truly beloved no one 
can gainsay. 

The Rev. Mr. Turner's ancestry is as follows, no known relationship 
existing with others of the name at this early period. 

I. John, wife Deborah, of Medfield, Mass.; husbandman, made freeman 
May 2, 1649. From 1651 had children, (II) John, Isaac, Mary, Samuel, 
Sarah, Elizabeth, Deborah, Abigail, and Hannah. He was dead in 1705. 

II. John, wife Sarah, of Medfield, born 3 (I) 1651. At the division of 
the estate in 1711, there were surviving children, John, Stephen, Edward 
and (III) Ebenezer. He was dead in 1710. 

III. Ebenezer, wife Esther, of Walpole, &c, Mass., aged 16 years in 
1710, had children, Ebenezer, Barzillia, Joseph, Edward, Abner, Elisha, 
Keturah, Esther, John and (IV) Seth. Died May 6, 1759. 

IV. Seth, wife Mary, of Walpole, born Oct. 22, 1738; had children, 
(V) Edward, Mary and Experience. He died March 7, 1821. 

V. Edward, wives Amy and Lucy, the subject of the preceding re- 
marks, born July 28, 1776, had children, Mary, Experience, Cassandana, 
Henry, Edward, Amy, Martha Davis, Charles, Lucy Ann, Charles Henry. 
Of his numerous family four only of the daughters are living, and not a 
male descendant perpetuates his name. 

186 Original Letters to Gov. Bellingham. [April, 


[From the Mass. Archives.] 
D Vncle, 

My father Cornanded me to lett you know by these that he and 
my mother are yet aliue, though much trubled both in body and speritt 
through ould age and many infirmetys and tryalls arising from the pre- 
sent times : we desire the Contenewance of your prayers for vs, and that 
the Lord would grant vs strenght through faith and patience to walke on 
to the inheritance beloued and promesed, We are very glad to heare of 
your healths which we pray God to Contenew to you and in his apoynted 
time to giue vs a gloryous meetting in the kingdom of his son, who is gon 
before vs to prepare mantions for vs and for all thatt loue his Coming. Amen. 

Yorke : 16 May : 1662. So rests your Ever loueing Nese, 

[Superscribed] These ffor m r Richard Elizabeth Goodrich 

Bellingham in New England. Will: Goodrich 

dd Sarah Goodrich 

To be left with m r Gorge May, marchant, 
in Boston, to be Deliued as aboue. New England. 

Deare Vncle : — 

About Seaven or Eight yeares past, I did make bold to write 
vnto you, and acquainted you how neare I was related to you, being one 
of M r . W m . Goodrichs Daughters, of Kilby, neere Hull, in yorkshire, and 
withall intimating how precious the very remembrance of you was through- 
out all our family. I heard my tre [letter] came to your hands, and you 
were pleased at the returne of y e same Shipps to desire your friends to 
inquire of mee and my husband, but it was never my happiness to meet 
with the partie ; but those things being probably out of your mind at this 
time, I shall take upon me to giue you notice both of mine and familyes 

My husbands name is Mathew Elwald, a Gentlemans Son in Yorkshire, 
who formerly was bred a Merchant. But when the Duch Warres were 
in Olivers time, and that Olivers fForces Entered fflanders, his ffactor 
being a Papist runne away, to the ruine of my husbands Estate. Now 
hee keepes a Scrivine" Shopp neere the Pumpe in Chancery lane, Lon- 
don, where (God be thanked) wee make an indifferent good shift to liue 
Comfortably, But the truth is wee haue had soe many discouragem ts by 
reason of the many divisions and distraccons which hath happened amongst 
vs within these late yeares, (especially in time of the plague when Gods 
heavy hand was vpon vs ; though we are in an especial manner to take 
notice and be thankefull for his wonderfull providence over vs ; when 
every house round about vs was visited, and about Ninescore Souls per- 
ished, yett blessed be the God of mercys, wee were preserued in health 
all that time. 

2 ly . Hee was pleased in Judgm* to suffer the sword of our neighbour Na- 
cons [nations] to be drawne agt vs, to the shedding of much blood, and 
quite damping of all trade, And 

3 ly . That signall of Gods Judgm ts in the fatall destruccon of London 
by a most wonderfull and dreadfull fire, in losse of which wee were 
partly sharers, all which Judgm ts so lately befalne vs hath much made the 
times more vncertaine then they have been, which draws vs to a Considera- 
con of the vncertaine time when our certain change shall come, and endea- 

1853. J Original Letters to Gov. Bellingham. 187 

vour to gett our hearts fixt and establisht vpon the sure mercies of David, 
ffor the rest of our family there is only left my Bro. Henry and three 
sisters, ffrances, Sarah and Bette, which all lius at Yorke. 

My Cosen Sam, your son (while in London) was pleasd to visite us 
severall times and had an extraordinary Kindnes for vs, and at his de- 
parture out of Engld Injoyned my husband to see his son Sam, whose 
death wee cannot but bemoane for the hope that was in him If my 
husband or myselfe could haue any incouragem* wee would, (God willing) 
come by y e next returne of the Shipps. Deare Vncle, I know you cannot 
but thinke I hope you will remember me, since it hath pleasd God to en- 
dow you with so many signall blessings, and truly to speake out my mind 
in regard of my neere relation to you. I hope you will not forget mee, 
for the sake of my p r cious mother who long since departed this life. Wee 
begg to heare from you by next returne of the shipps, and in the meane 
time youre praiers for vs. I rest, 

London y e 23 Your Loveing and dutifull 

May 1668. Neice, 

Mary Elwald. 
You may be pleasd to direct your letter to vs, 
at m r Coves house, a Joyner in Chancery lane. 

The Cap t and I remembred you in a friendly way 
by drinking a glass of wine to you. 
[Superscribed.] These for the Worpp 11 Richard Bellingham, Esq., now 
Governer of Boston in New England. 

Cap 1 Scarlett, pray deliver this letter, with your own hands, according 
to the direccons above and so y e Lord preserue you and blesse you. 

Most Deare 

And precious S 1 ', I haue taken vpon me to write vnto you by 
severall oppurtunitys, which I hope are all by this time come to your 
hand, &, vpon your serious consideracon will be acceptable. I writt you 
by way of a shipp goeing for ffrance, to be laden with Salt &, intended 
(God willing) for your Port, I haue not more to inlarge then what I haue 
writt fomerly only something to informe you of the Bachus family which 
I shall not impart till please God I see you, and till then my husband 
who presents his must humble servece to you, beggs your praiers and 
wisheth the right and left hand blessing (soe farre as the Almighty is 
pleased) to bestow vpon you, and humbly subscribes her selfe. 

« Most Deare s r Your truly affected" 

London y e 3 d Neice & servant 

ffeb 1668-9. Mary Elwald, 

To the Right Worpp u 
Richard Bellingham, Esq. 

liveing at Boston in New England. 

In the space of about nine months, died four Ex-Governors of New 
Hampshire, and one Nominee ; viz. Hon. Wm. Plumer of Epping, 23 
Dec. 1850. Hon. Samuel Bell of Chester, 23 Dec. 1850. Hon. Isaac 
Hill of Concord, 22 March 1851. Hon. Luke Woodbury of Antrim, 
(nominee) 28 Aug. 1851. Hon. Levi Woodbury of Portsmouth, 4 Sept. 

188 Materials for the History of Lynn. [April, 


Joseph Armitage, aged about sixty years, Testifieth and saith, that in 
this deuision of lands* I and my brother Godfrey Armitage had giuen 
vnto vs about fourscore acres. I sold it about twenty and one years since, 
for fifteene pounds in gold ; And that the Land in Lyn Village, the 
thirty and forty acre lotts, are worth and sold for twenty shillings p acre, 
and further saith not. 

Sworn in Court held at Ipswich p f^m $jl& jLZ~(£l& ^^L clerk, 
the 26 of March 1661. 

Andrew Mansfield, aged about thirtye eight yeares, testifyeth y* hee hath 
been an inhabitant of the Towne of Lynn, aboute two or three & twentye 
yeares, & the same yeare, y* the said Mansfield Came to Liue at Lynn 
William Longlye Came to be an inhabitant of Lynn alsoe, &, hath Ever 
since by him selfe & familye been an inhabitant of the same Towne & 
bought house and Land there, & in a little while after his Comeing to 
Lynn towne, the Towne of Lynn distributed severall of their Lands to the 
inhabitants of y e s d Towne &, that William Langlye made a demand of 
the sd Towne about eleuen or twelue years since, at a generall Towne 
meeting to laye him out his pportion of Land according to the Towne 
Recorde, the Records were vewed, & therein was found 40acores granted 
to one Richard Longlye, but his name beeing William and not Richard, 
as alsoe sume asking the sd Longlye whether hee had pd for the Laying 
it out : hee Answering that he had not, y e Vote passed in the negatiue by 
a major pte : alsoe, that the s^ Longlye hath beene Caled by name Lang- 
lye, but hee neuer knew any inhabitant of Lyn Called Longlye or Langlye 
but this William Longlye &, his ffamilye. 

sworne in Court held at Ipswich the 26 of March 1661. 

Robert Lord, clerke. 

Clement Coldham, of Gloster, in a case of difference depending betwene 
William Longley of Linn and the sayde Towne of Linn sayth, That he 
this deponent hath knowne the above named Longley to have bene an 
Inhabitant of the towne of Linn, for about twenty and three yeares, and 
that about the tyme of the sayde Longleyes coming to the sd Towne, or 
shortley after, there was a grant and distribution of land proportionably to 
all the present househoulders Inhabitants of the sd towne of Lin ; also that 
about twelve yeares since the sd W Longley did in my hearing demand 
his proportion of land according to a former grant, and this demande 
being at a generall Towne Meeting, some present answered that he, the 
sd Longley, could prove Landes to be granted to him by the Towne he 
might have it or else nott : some present granting that there was land 
granted to Richard Langley but none to William Langley : further, this 
deponent, being an Inhabitant of the Towne of Linn, before William 
Longley came into the sd Towne, and many years after, affirme, that the 
sayde Longley was for many years caled Langh, and nott Longley, and 
is frequently so called vnto this day ; neither hath this deponent knowne 
any Inhabitant of Linn called by the name of Langley or Longley but 
onely this William Longley and his ffamiley. 

Sworne in Court held at Ipswich the 26 of March 1661. 

Robert Lord, clerk. 

# See Lewis' Hist. Lynn, p. 103-5 for names of grantees to Lynn Lands in 1638, 
among whom is Richard Longley. 

1853.] Expenses of Ancient Functionaries. 189 

Hugh Burt, Aged seventy years or thereabouts, sayth, that he this de- 
ponent having bene an Inhabitant in the Towne of Linne for about five 
and twenty yeares doeth Testify, &c [similar to Coldham.] further this 
deponent Testifieth, that the sd W m Longley, about twelve yeares since, 
did come into a Publicke Towne meeting at Linn, and did there demand 
his proportion of Land according to the record in the Towne booke, the 
which Being searched, and found to be written Richard Langley, they 
cast it in the negative by the maior part. 

sworne in court held at Ipswich, the 26 of March 1661. 

Robert Lord, clerk. 


[Communicated by Mr. Joshua Coffin.] 

Mr. Editor, — The following copies of ancient documents now on file 
among the records of the County in Salem, are at your service. The first 
is a letter from Gov. Endecott : 

[No. 1.] 

" Mr Auditor Generall, There were divers gentlemen, that attended 
mee at my going to the election, together with the servants that at their 
going & returning back which had in beare & wine at Joseph Armitage's 
eleven shillings & 4d, which I pray give you a bill to the Treasurer that 
hee may be paid. 

44 4 th of the 8 th moneth 1650 yrs Jo Endecott." 

[No. 2. Armitages bill.] 

"the gouerner's Expences from the Coart of election 1651 till the end 
of October 1651, to bear & cacks 6d ; bear & cacks to himself and som 
other gentllemen Is 2d ; bear and cacks with Mr Downing Is 6d ; bear 
& a cack 6d — 3s 8d. 

".to the Sargents from the end of the Coart of election 1651 till the end 
of October 1651, bear & cacks Is 2d; for vitalls, beear & logen 5s; 
to Benjamin Scarlet the gouerner's man 8d ; bear & vitells 2s ; to the 
Sargents Is 9d ; beear and cacks Is ; to a man that Caried a leter to 
warne a Court about the duchman Is 6d ; to the Sargents Is 2d — 
14s 3d. 

" Mr Auditor, I pray you give a note to Mr Treasurer for the payment 
of 17s lid according to these two bills of Joseph Armitage. 

" Dated the 7 th of the llth mo. 1651 Jo. Endecott." 

[No. 3, Wiggins bill.] 

"Mr tresorer, I pray you pay to Joseph Armitage the som of one 
shilling fouer pence, which I expended going to the generall Coart this 
17. 8 mo. 1650. Tho Wiggin." 

[No. 4. Bradstreetes bill.] 

" due to goodma Armitage for beare & wyne att severall times as 1 
came by in the space of aboute 3 yeares 4s 3d. May 15 th '49. More 
for my man & horse, as hee returned home the last yeare when I was a 
Commissioner hee being deteyned a sabboath day 6s Sd. 

" Simon Bradstreete." 
[No. 5. Armitagis bill.] 

" Payed by the order of the Magistrates, To Henry Skerry with a 
Udall a prisoner 3s lOd ; To John Kiching going with Abner Ardway to 

190 Epitaphs, 6fc. [April, 

the prison 3s ; To the Constable when Rubin went to prison 3s lOd ; To 
them that carried Robert Hithersay to prison from Salsberry 4s lOd — 
15s Qdr 

" Mr Auditor, I pray you passe this bill allso to the Treasurer. 

" 23. 11 mo. 1649. Jo Endecott Gov'." 

[No. 6. Samuel Symonds' bill.] 

" 7 th first mo. 1650. Due to Joseph Armitage for my refreshment in 
returning from Boston Courts of Assistants \0d. Samuel Symonds. 

[No. 7. Bills on one small piece of paper.] 

" There is due to Joseph Armitage of Lyn one shilling & four pence 
for our dinner the 6 th of y e 3 d mo. 1651. 

Tho Bradbury, Esdras Reade, Dep t8 . 
" Reseved of Joseph Armitage tenn pence, witnes my hand this 6. 3 
mo. 1651. Jo Whipple. 

" Reseved at Joseph Armitage's fouer pence by mee. his 

Hugh X Cauking. 
6. 3 mo. 1651. mark 

44 Mr Auditer, pay to Joseph Armeteg fouer pound sevene shillings one 
pence. 9. 4 mo. 1652. Joseph Jewet, Guard. 

Ephraim Child." 

[No. 8. Armitages petition.] 

" To the Honered Court now sitting at Sallem. The Humble petition 
of Joseph Armitage Humbly Sheweth that in the time that I kept Ordinary 
ther was sum expences at my Hows by some of the Honored magistrates 
& Depetys of this County as apears by ther bills charged oupbn Auditor 
Generall, which I never Receaued. Therfor your Humbell petticioner 
doth humbly request this Court that thay would give me an Order to the 
County Treasurer for my pay & so your pour petitioner shall ever pray 
for your prosperity. Joseph Armitege." 

[No date, but the preceding papers are all found in 1669, June Term, 
in the County Court papers.] 

To the Publisher of Register: — The following Epitaphs were copiec 
a short time since. The graves are situated not far from the former 
residence of Maj. Chas. Frost, but on the opposite side of the street from 
his residence. They are in the town of Eliot on the road leading fron 
South Berwick to Kittery through the interior of the town. 

Yours, &c, JOHN S. H. FOGG. 

Here Lyes Buried the Body of Mr Elliot Frost, who departed this Li: 
Jan y . the 6 th 1745. in the 28 th Year of his Age. 

Here Lyes Interred y e Body of Mr Charles Frost aged 65 Years 
Dec d July ye 4* 1697. 

Errata. — In vol. v. p. 163, for u Samuel " read " Thomas" whic 
was the name of the Huntington who went to Newark, N. J. He n 
Hannah, da. of Jasper Crane. " Samuel " was son of Thomas. S. H. ( 

Vol. vii. p. 42, 3 51 of foot, r. Ebenezer Adams, 19 b: 1704,— dele d. 
Mar. 1801. — P, 43, I. 6 fr. top, for grandfather, r. great-grandfather.- 
Page 53, I. 14 fr. top, for " Tole House " r. " Talcott House."— P. Sr 
last 5T> for Morrill r. Merrill. 

1853.] Notices of Publications. 191 


A Catalogue of the Names of the Early Puritan Settlers of the Colony of 
Connecticut ; with the time of their arrival in the country and colony, 
their standing in society, place of residence, condition in life, where 
from, business, Sfc, as far as found on record. Collected from records, 
by Royal R. Hinman, of Hartford. Hartford : Tiffany & Co., 1852. 
8vo, Nos. I and II, pp. 348. 

Mr. Hinman has for many years been industriously and indefatigably engaged in 
his endeavors to bring out his work, and we have before us an earnest of what the 
whole will be, if carried through as he has begun, — a most valuable monument for 
posterity to look back to, as they will do, with pleasure and delight. And yet the 
sale of the work, he says, in a private note to the writer, has been so poor, he is 
heartily sick of his undertaking. Connecticut ought to look to this. That state 
alone should take up an entire edition of ten thousand copies. Authors are obliged 
to be publishers now-a-days, or some of the most important works would never see 
the light. It was not so once. Formerly publishers were willing to risk something. 
The risk is now thrown on the laborious author. It is to be hoped Mr. Hinman will 
not be compelled to do as Sir Walter Raleigh did, — burn the remainder of his work. 

The plan of Mr. Hinman's book is alphabetical, and in his 348 pages he comes 
down only to " Brooks." Little, or we might almost say no space is occupied in 
citing authorities, for very few are given. It would have increased the author's 
labors vastly to have attempted that. Many families are brought down nearly to the 
present time. This, of course, swells the work very much, and it may be doubted 
whether the author will be able to print all he may thus acquire. It is with much 
pleasure we are able to state that No. Ill will be out in April. 

A Genealogical Sketch of the Riddell Family, including a List of the 
Descendants of the three brothers, Hugh, Gawn Sf Robert, who came to 
America in 1737. By W. P. Riddell, A. B. New Orleans : 1852, 
8vo, pp. 44. 

New Orleans is one of the last places in the world where we should expect to see 
a work of the character of this under notice issued. But it is gratifying to know that 
the good work is going on, even in the distant South. It is also gratifying to see a 
work executed with all the typographical beauty of a northern press. Looking, 
however, behind the titlepage of this work, we see that a little deception has been 
practised, for there we discover that it was printed in New York. 

The origin of the name of the family of Riddell, or Riddle, &c, is no doubt cor- 
rectly stated to be derived from nje and dell or dale ; hence Ryedale, as the name was 
sometimes formerly written. The armorial bearings of different branches of the 
family also confirm this; in the shields of all of them are to be seen "either some 
heads or sheafs of rye." 

There is no excuse in this day for printing a genealogical work on a poor and 
imperfect plan, as so many good ones are already extant. The plan adopted in this 
"sketch" differs from most others which we have seen, being a sort of tabular ar- 
rangement. Although the plan employed is not entirely objectionable, yet there are 
far better ones, and we hope when the author prints a new edition he will avail 
himself of them. 

There have been and are many distinguished and excellent men belonging to the 
Riddell family, among whom should be mentioned Rev. Samuel Hopkins Riddell, 
several years Recording Secretary to the N. Eng. Hist. Gen. Society. 

The Massachusetts Register for the year 1853, containing a Business 
Directory of the State, with a variety of useful Information. Serial 
Number, LXXXVII. By George Adams. Boston, 91 Washington 
St., 1853. 8vo, pp. 328. 

No man deserves better the approbation and substantial encouragement of the 
business community than Mr. George Adams. He has literally commenced a new 

192 Notices of Publications. [April, 

era in Registers and Directories. Look at those annuals before he begun, and com- 
pare them with his works. That is enough. As to any description of his Massa- 
chusetts Register, that would only be to suppose our readers ignorant of one of the 
first elements of their own interest. Every body will say "Mr. Adams's enterprise 
must be kept up and continued," while, we dare say, not half of every body will buy 
his work ; because they will selfishly say to themselves, " 0, I can use my neighbor's 
at any time." We wish them to remember that information so obtained is not, 
strictly, honestly obtained ; because it is obtained at another's cost. 

On the 9th page of Mr. Adams's Register will be found a tabular list of all the 
Governors of Plymouth and Massachusetts, with a few explanatory notes; one of 
which, we notice, is evidently shaped by the contributor to mystify a fact set in a true 
light by his own table. And we would respectfully ask, why any note at all ? If any, 
let it be correct. Mr. Winthrop was not acknowledged Governor here until he was 
elected at Charlestown, on the 23d of August, 1630. He had been elected Governor 
of the Massachusetts Company in England before ; but Endicott was made Gov- 
ernor before Winthrop was even a member of the Company. See Hist, of Boston, 
ps. 93-4. 

Concord Directory ; containing the names, occupations and residence of 
the inhabitants of Concord Village, with other matters of great local 
interest. Concord, 18mo. Charles L. Wheler. 1853^4. Pp. 89. 

To begin a notice of such a work by finding fault with it, is what we would, if 
possible, avoid. Our objection lies wholly against the titlepage. All the rest of the 
book we heartily approve of and admire. Any and every reader cannot fail to make 
the same objection to the work that we do, because, when he has read the whole title- 
page, (all given above,) and the whole of the preface, he must conclude that there is 
but one "Concord" in the world, and that every body knows where abouts that 
Concord is. The editor of this little work should (and he will agree with me) have 
put "N. H." conspicuous in his titlepage. 

Twenty-three years ago, the lamented John Farmer sent the writer a copy of his 
" Concord Directory ," for the year 1830. It was a first attempt of the kind for that 
Village, and it is exceedingly interesting to compare that of 1830 with this of 1853. 
That was a 12mo, and the names of the inhabitants registered in it occupy ten pages, 
or about 250 names, being " the names of the legal voters and householders belonging 
to the Centre Village, and its adjacent neighborhood :" while this occupies 43 pages, or 
about 1667 names. In execution it well compares with such works "got up " in and 
about Boston. It has an excellent little map of the town, a brief history, and biog- 
raphies. There exist excellent materials for a history of Concord • not that it is 
without a history. The names of Moore and Bouton are familiar to the student of 
local history. Concord covers truly historic ground, — ground of peculiar interest to 
the writer; — there Farmer gave him some of his early lessons in his favorite pur- 
suits ; — there the^ great Genealogist lies buried ; and near him, in the same consecrated 
ground, sleep the father and mother of him who makes this record. 

The Ministry of Taunton, with incidental Notices of other Professions. 
By Samuel Hopkins EMERy, Pastor of one of its Churches; with an 
Introductory Notice by Hon. Francis Baylies. In two Vols., 12mo. 
Boston : J. P. Jewett & Co. 1853, pp. 754. 

This work is quite novel in its character, and at the same time very excellent, and 
we hope it will be imitated by other towns. Taunton is much wanting in a history, 
and the hand that has so ably accomplished this work might be turned to that with 
the benefit of large experience. Mr. Emery has reprinted several of the sermons of 
the early ministers of Taunton. The first is "by William Hooke, Minister of God's 
Word; sometimes of Armouth, in Devonshire, now of Taunton, in New England;" 
which bears the quaint title, "New Englands Tears for Old Englands Fears," &cc. 
London : 1641. And with true antiquarian taste, Mr. Emery has followed his copies. 
The work is embellished with a large number of portraits of the ministers, and other 
distinguished men, who have resided in Taunton. 

The author of the " Ministry of Taunton," &c, seems to have the right idea, not only 
of making a book, but of making his book available. He has added indexes to it, 
both rerum and nominum ; but we are sorry to find the latter is very incomplete. 
Many persons will be misled by this ; charging the author with omissions in the body 
of his work, not presuming his index lies ; or does not tell the whole truth, which, 
legally, is just as bad. 

1853.] Notices of Publications. 193 

On the whole, these are admirable volumes, containing an amount of biographical, 
genealogical, historial and statistical information, which will be referred to by thou- 
sands now, and tens of thousands hereafter. 

Norton ] s Literary Register and Book- Buyers Almanack, for 1853. 
12mo, pp. 132. New York : 1853. 

The "Book-Buyer's Almanac" is a new thing, — hereabouts, at least. "Book- 
Collectors' Manuals" there have been many. Within the compass of an Almanac, 
one can hardly imagine what he is to find upon collecting books ; and his first idea 
will probably be that the work is got up to draw attention to the stocks of certain 
book-sellers. Mr. Norton's publications, however, are upon the utilitarian principle, 
and whoever examines the " Book-Buyer's Almanac " will find there is much valuable 
matter contained in it. 

Twentieth Annual Report of the Trustees of the State Lunatic Hospital, 
• at Worcester. December, 1852. Boston : 1853. 8vo, pp. 75. 

This is a document of great importance in the history of Massachusetts. It gives 
us all we can desire to know of an excellent institution, which, " from its foundation," 
say the Trustees, "has been, under God, to the sorely stricken class for whom it was 
intended, a fountain of mercy, of whose constancy and copiousness of flow, the 
people who founded the Charity are not fully apprised." 

There have been admitted, from the beginning, 4170 patients, of whom 1905 have 
been restored to mental health ; 525 others have been benefited and partially restored. 
The average number of residents is 515. In August last there were 552; of which 
number, about 241 were State Paupers. The expenses of the Institution have in- 
creased since 1847, from about $12,000 to $24,000. 

The duties of a Superintendent of the State Lunatic Hospital must be arduous 
indeed; but it is believed, arduous as they are, the present officer, Dr. Chandler, dis- 
charges them with perfect satisfaction to all parties concerned. 

First Annual Meeting of the United States Agricultural Society, Feb. %d, 
1853. Presidents Address. Washington: 1853. 8vo, pp. 11. 

Agricultural societies have done a vast deal towards bringing the labors of farmers 
into a system, circulating improvements among them, and, in brief, making agricul- 
ture almost what it is. The Hon. Marshall P. Wilder. is the President of the U. S. 
Agricultural Society, and where he goes, there will be found energy and ability to 
execute whatever he puts his hand to. Although we have space only to announce 
the U. S. A. S., we cannot forbear extracting the following beautiful tribute, which 
its President paid in his address, to the "Marshfield Farmer :" — " He was a farmer, 
the son of a farmer, and the noblest production of American soil ! We fondly cherish 
the remembrance of him as he appeared in this assembly at the organization of our 
Society, and in the cordial manner in which he saluted the worthy representative of 
the immortal Washington, the 'Farmer of Arlington.' We love to think of his sub- 
sequent reception of us at his hospitable mansion in this city, and of the close of his 
eloquent address, and especially of his friendly benediction : ' Brother farmers, I shall 
remember you, and the occasion which has called us together. I invoke for you a 
safe return to your homes. I invoke for you an abundant harvest ; and if we meet 
not again in time, I trust that hereafter we shall meet in a more genial clime, and 
under a kindlier sun.' — Yes, sainted patriot; there, in those celestial fields, where the 
sickle of the Great-Reaper shall no more cut down the wise and good, we hope at last 
to meet thee." 

The History of the Buccaneers of America ; containing detailed Accounts 
of those bold and daring Freebooters ; chiefly along the Spanish Main, 
in the West Indies, and in the great South Sea, succeeding the Civil 
Wars in England. New Edition / with some Introductory Notices of 
Piracies on the Coast of Neio England, to the year 1724. Boston : 
B. B. Mussey & Co., 1853. 8vo. pp. 488. 

By the publication of this work, Messrs. Mussey & Co. have bridged a chasm in 
American historv, which no other book can supply. The work was originally pub- 

194 Notices of Publications. [April, 

lished anonymously, but it is believed to be a perfectly authentic narrative of what is 
undertaken to be told; its details seem to carry their own evidence with them. 
There accompany the work rude but curious engravings; accurate copies, no doubt, 
of those in the old English edition of 1699, from which this is reprinted. 

The writer of the introduction to this edition (a gentleman of Boston) remarks, — 
"It is very common at this day, and probably always was so, for even apparently 
thoughtful and considerate people to lament over the degenerate times in which they 
live, and to assert confidently that ' the world is going on from bad to worse ; ' but it 
is a great mistake to suppose this — nothing can be farther from the truth. The fol- 
lowing treatise is sufficient to set every individual who shall peruse it, right on this 
question. If there be any who entertain doubts as to the propriety of making this 
class of works public, we say to them, — ' Read the following pages, and compare the 
state and transactions of the world at the times on which it treats with those of the 
present.' If, when they have done this, they are not satisfied that the general char- 
acter of mankind has been greatly ameliorated within the last three centuries, 
nothing, it is thought, would satisfy them of the fact." 

The introduction closes with an account of the noted and once dreaded Phillips, 
whose career was most tragically terminated by a few young men who had been 
pressed into his service. Among these young men was John Fillmore, great-grand- 
father of Millard Fillmore, Ex-President of the United States. 

Revolutionary Worthies. — At the late celebration in Providence, forty veterans 
of the Revolution (whose names and ages are given in the Providence American) 
attended the dinner given them by the young men of that town. Capt. Waterman, 
the oldest, will be 85 in August; the youngest, who enlisted as a drummer, is over 
59 years of age. Four colored persons also attended, one of whom, Watson, was a 
Captain in the black regiment raised in Rhode Island, which did excellent service in 
the revolutionary war. Whole number present 44. Two years ago, at the Jubilee, 
111 attended. The worthy old soldiers w r ere highly pleased with the hospitality ex- 
tended to them. One of them had a drum with him which he carried in the revolu- 
tionary war. — Centinel, 9 July, 1828. 

Changing Names. — The Legislature of 1851 passed a law providing that all future 
changes of names of persons in this State, should be made under letters patent 
granted by the Judges of Probate, instead of, as heretofore, by an annual special law, 
and requiring the judges to make a return of the persons to whom they had granted 
a change of name. According to the returns, as we learn from the Advertiser, only 
three such changes have been made during the year, while at the session of 1851, no 
less than one hundred and eighty-six persons had their names changed. The specific 
causes of this great diminution cannot be definitely ascertained. The expense at- 
tendant upon getting out the letters patent is doubtless one of the most prominent. — 
Newspaper, 8 June, 1852. 

Interesting Baptism. — The venerable Dr. Lowell, of this city, recently baptized at 
his residence, in Cambridge, (he being now in ill health.) a child whose parents and 
grandparents he married, and whose mother and grandmother he baptized in their 
childhood. We doubt if many baptisms like this have taken place in America. 

They are probably more common in Europe, where, generally speaking, pastors 
remain settled for life, and the population, especially the peasantry, is less fluctuating 
than ours. — Commonwealth, 1852. 

The Fruits of Half a Century. — Fifty years ago steamboats were unknown — now 
there are 3000 afloat on American waters alone. In 1800 there was not a single 
railroad in the world — now there are 10,000 miles in the United States, and about 
22,000 in America and England. Half a century ago it took some weeks to convey 
news from Washington to New Orleans — now not as many seconds as it then didj 
weeks. Fifty years ago the most rapid printing press was worked by hand power 
now steam prints 20,000 papers an hour on a single press. Now is a great fellow, 
but will be much bigger half a century hence. — Newspaper. 

The Weather. — The clemency of the winter is a blessing to the poor, whatever itl 
be to the regal merchants. We may fear, however, for its effects on health, if theref 
be truth in the old adage: 

" When Christmas is white 
The graveyard is lean ; 
Hut fat is the graveyard 
When Christmas is green,'' 


Marriages and Deaths. 




Crapo, Mr. John N., of Albany, N. Y., to 
Miss Clarinda E., dau. of Joseph B. 
Hoyt, Esq., of Cazenovia. By the Rev. 
Lewis Leonard, at C, 21 Dec. 

Dixey, Robert Hooper, Esq., of N. York, 
(late of Marblehead,) to Miss Jenny 
Olive, dau. of Collyer Harrison Mingo, 
of Mobile, Ala., (late of Wyanoke, 
Charles City, Va.) at Mobile, 4 Feb. 


Adams, Charles G., Jr., Patterson, N. J., 
11 Sept., ae. 25, son of Dr. C. G. Adams, 
ofKeene, N. H. 

Andrews, Mrs. Lucy, Essex, ae. 88. 

Atherton, Elijah, Esq., Stoughton, 13 

Atherton, Miss Mary Ann, Amherst, N. 
H., 26 Dec, only dau. of Hon. Charles 
H. Atherton. and sister and only survi- 
ving member of the family of Hon. 
Charles G. Atherton, now a Senator of 
the U. S. 

Atherton, Hon. Charles H., Amherst, N. 
H., 8 Jan. On Saturday last Mr. Ather- 
ton was well and received the congratu- 
tions of the season, with his usual cheer- 
fulness ana urbanity. The following 
day he was abroad and took cold induc- 
ing Pneumonia, of which disease he 
died. By the date of his birth Aug. 14, 
1773, he was 79 years of age. In early 
life he had to contend with serious pe- 
cuniary embarrassments, a fact which 
had an important influence in forming 
those rigorous business habits for which 
he was remarkable. By his wife, Mary 
Ann Toppan, dau. of Hon. Christopher 
Toppan, of Hampton, he had several 
children, of whom two only, a son, Hon. 
C. G. Atherton, and a dau. survive. At 
the bar Mr. Atherton was associated 
with Sullivan, Gordon, Mason and Web- 
ster. He possessed an exact and dis- 
criminating mind, great patience in in- 
vestigation and an excellent judgment 
in all the ordinary transactions of busi- 
ness. These qualities, in connection 
with rare assiduity in his profession, 
soon gave him prominence as a lawyer 
in all parts of the State, and laid the 
ample fortune which he subsequently 
acquired. Mr. Atherton was a member 
of the N. Eng. H. Gen. Society, and 
took special interest in this publication. 
He was a member of the House in the 
Congress of 1816, 1817, and subsequent- 
ly held office in the Legislature of the 

State. He furnished important contri- 
butions to Collections of the N. H. His- 
torical Society. 

In the winter and spring of 1852, he 
prepared a carefully written menoir of 
his father, Hon. Joshua Atherton, which 
is printed, not published. Shortly be- 
fore his death, he spoke of himself as 
the last surviving member of his class, 
which was graduated at Cambridge in 
1791. He was also the last of that bril- 
liant and gifted circle of names which 
adorned the courts of this State at the 
time when the Judges Farrar and Smith 
were on the bench. j. g d. 

Ayer, Hon. Richard H.. Manchester, N. 
H., 5 Feb., ae. 75. He was born at 
Concord, N. H , 12 Jan., 1778, son of 
Richard Ayer, grandson of Samuel A., 
of Haverhill, Ms. His wife was Susan- 
nah, gr. dau. of Rev. Christopher Sar- 
gent of Methuen. They had eleven 
children, one of whom, Susan, is widow 
of the late Gov. Isaac Hill. For a most 
interesting biography of Mr. Ayer, see 
Judge Potter's Monthly Visitor, March 
No., 1853. 

Barnard, Deborah, Bloomfield, 21 Aug., 
ae. 84 ; widow of Capt. Andrew Barn- 
ard, formerly of Nantucket. 

Blake, Mr. Samuel, South Boston, 17 
Jan, ae. 64. He was born in Boston, 
13 Sept., 1788, and was bred a mer- 
chant; settled in South Boston, 1835, on 
the spot^ where his ancestors had lived 
for six 'generations. His commodious 
mansion is the fourth framed house 
which has occupied the same ground. 
The first stood nearly a century, and 
was taken down in 1732; the second 
was burned by the British in the time 
of the Revolution. Blake, the Annalist 
of Dorchester, was the great-grandfather 
of the subject of this article. The Eng- 
lish ancestor of this family of Blake was 
John, who lived in Little Baddow. county 
of Essex, Eng. William, his immedi- 
ate descendant, came to N. England in 
1630, and settled at Dorchester Neck, as 
South Boston was then called, where he 
owned about 80 acres of land ; and it is 
worthy of remark, that, as late as 1803 r 
above 60 acres of the same land re- 
mained in the possession of the descend- 
ants of the first William Blake. See 
Reg., Vol. vi. 372. 

Blood, Mr. Abel, Goshen, N. H., 19 Aug., 
ae. 95 : formerly of Bradford, N. H., a 
Revolutionary soldier. 

Bowles, John Eliot, U. S. Hotel, Boston, 26 
Feb., instantly, from a fall, ae. 1 1 1-2 yrsj 
a most amiable and promising youth, 


Marriages and Deaths. 


son of Stephen J. Bowles, Esq., deceased, 
and Mrs. Elizabeth Thorndike, W.B. of 

Butler, Mr. Phinehas, Thomaston, Me., 
Oct., ae. 94 ; a soldier of the Revolution. 

Capen, Mr. James, Stoughton, 23 Feb., ae. 
96 yrs. 2 mos. 10 ds. ; a Revolutionary 
soldier. His wife died in 1849, with 
whom he had lived 69 years. His de- 
scendants are nine children, eight of 
whom are living ; forty-three grand 
children, thirty-two living ; fifty-two 
great-grand children, thirty-eight living. 
The female who tended him when a 
babe, is now living in Stoughton. 

Clark, Mr. Bradford J., Savannah, Ga., 19 
Jan., ae. 20 ; he belonged to Groton, Ms. 

Cone, Maj. Warren, Norfolk, Ct , 8 May, 
1852. ae. 65. He discharged with fidel- 
ity various public trusts — having served 
his fellow-citizens as Magistrate, Repre- 
sentative, Deacon, &c. He was a de- 
scendant of the fifth generation, of 
Daniel Cone, who was born in Edin- 
burgh, Scotland, in 1626, and died in 
Haddam, Ct., in 1706. In 1848, Major 
Cone was the Whig candidate for the 
Senate in the 17th District, and in 1850, 
he received the almost unanimous vote 
of the Conn. House of Representatives 
for the office of County Commissioner — 
a compliment which will be more fully 
appreciated when it is remembered that 
a large majority of the members were 
his political opponents. p. k. k. 

Copeland, Mr. Charles, Jacksonville, Flo- 
rida, 9 March, ae. 49 yrs. 6 mos. Mr. 
C. was of Roxbury, Ms. 

Cutler, Mr. Oliver, Medfield, 25 Aug., 
ae. 91, a soldier of the Revolution. 

Dakin, Samuel D. Esq., Bond Street 
House, N. Y., 26 Jan. j a gentleman 
well known in the mercantile communi- 
ty, as the patentee of the floating sec- 
tional dry dock, of which he had already 
constructed two for the government of 
the United States, one at Portsmouth, 
N. H., the other at Philadelphia, and 
was engaged, with Messrs. Gilbert 6c 
Secor, in the construction of one at San 
Francisco. His complaint, disease of 
the heart. While sitting at the tea 
table, ori the evening in question, he 
sank back in his chair and died, with 
that suddenness peculiar to the disease. 

D'Arusmont, Mrs. Frances, Cincinnati, 
0., 14 Dec, ae. 57. This lady is better 
known under her maiden name — Miss 
Frances "Wright. She was a woman of 
great intellectual powers. Her family 
was one of wealth and distinction in 
Scotland, and allied by blood to many 
other families of distinction, both in 
Scotland and England. She lectured 
publicly on social reform in various 
parts of the United States, from 1824, in 

which year she came over, until a recent 
period. The sensation she made on her 
first appearance in Boston, is recollected 
by many. 

Dearborn, Mr. Sherburn, Derry, N. H., 
Oct., ae. 94. 

Gibson, Abraham P. St. Petersburg, 30 
Nov., 1852, ae. 62 yrs. 4 mos. 2U days ; 
31 years U. S. Consul at that port. He 
was son of John and Rebecca (Gibson) 
Priest of Lunenburg, Ms. ; having early 
adopted the name of his mother's family. 

Greenough, Mr. Nathaniel, Boston, 13 
June, ae. 74. 

Hamlin, Mrs. Anna Livermore, Paris, Me., 
28 Aug., ae. 77; mother of Hon. Han- 
nibal, and Hon. Eli j . L. H., of Bangor. 

Hayden, Mr. Luther, Thomaston, Me., 
Oct., ae. 85 ; formerly of Seituate 

Henshaw, Rt. Rev. John P. K., Provi- 
dence, July. 

Hinds, Mr. Jacob, W. Boylston, 28 Oct. 
ae. 85. 

Jewett, Isaac Appleton, died in Keene, N. 
H., Jan. 14, 1853, ae. 44. Mr. Jewett 

- was born in Burlington, Vt., and was a 
graduate of Harvard College in the class 
of 1828. He immediately commenced 
the study of law, and having completed 
the preparatory course, he established 
himself in the practice of his profession, 
first in Cincinnati and afterwards in New 
Orleans. During some years past he 
resided principally at the North, and 
was engaged in other pursuits. His 
legal attainments were extensive, and 
had he devoted himself to his profession, 
he had every quality requisite to secure 
distinguished success. He possessed a 
mind of unusual brilliancy and activity, 
and had subjected his powers to the 
most severe, systematic and thorough 
culture. Whatever he did, was done 
well. But his tastes drew him from law. 
to literary and other kindred persuits. 

Few persons had travelled more, or 
with a more observant mind, both in his 
own country and abroad ; and, whatever 
he saw, he was able to reproduce in pic- 
tures of singular brilliancy and fidelity. 
His two volumes entitled " Passages in 
Travel," and which are principally oc- 
cupied with an account of things most 
worth seeing in the leading European 
Capitals, we think, have never been 
surpassed by any succeeding works 
treating of the same class of subjects. 
One of the last works on which he was 
engaged, was the preparation of the 
Appleton Memorial. In addition to his 
peculiar tastes, he had a personaljinterest 
in this work, from the fact that his 
mother, — a sister of our distinguished 
fellow citizens, Samuel and Nathan Ap- 
pleton, — was a member of the family 
whose history he recorded. 


Marriages and Deaths. 


Wherever Mr. Jewett came, he was 
always welcome. He had no enemies. 
He was respected most, by those who 
most highly value intelligence and recti- 
tude of character. For years past he was 
largely occupied, as the active and effi- 
cient agent of the charities and benevo- 
lent offices of a relative whose good 
deeds are not less widely known than 
his reputation as a merchant. To him 
his last grateful messages were sent, and 
of him his last words were spoken. He 
has thus passed away in the middle of 
his years. — [Christian Register. 

Judd, Rev. Sylvester, Augusta, 26 Jan., a 
gentleman greatly beloved by all who 
knew him. He was son of Sylvester 
Judd, Esq., of Northampton. 

Kilbourn, Charles J., M. D., Litchfield, 
Ct., 21 Jan., ae. 32, eldest son of Tru- 
man Kilbourn. Esq. 

Dr. K. graduated at the Fairfield (N. 
Y.) Medical College in 1842, receiving 
his degree from the Regents of the Uni- 
versity of the State of New York. Soon 
after, he commenced the practice of his 
profession in Dutchess County, N. Y., 
which he continued successfully for sev- 
eral years, until failing health compelled 
him to abandon the field of his labors 
andofhis hopes. The winter of 1850-51 
he spent in St. Augustine, Florida; he 
returned in the spring. About a year 
since, he was appointed Treasurer for 
the State of Connecticut of the Wash- 
ington National Monument Fund, the 
duties of which he continued to dis- 
charge until a short time previous to 
his decease. He was a gentleman of 
fine talents, genial heart, and agreeable 
manners, and leaves many friends to 
mourn his untimely departure. His 
end was peace. On Sunday afternoon 
last, an able and impressive funeral dis- 
course, on the occasion of his death, was 
preached by the Rev. D. L. Parmelee of 
South Farms, in the Congregational 
Church in this village. 

Dr. Kilbourn was a. descendant of the 
seventh generation, of Thomas and 
Frances Kilbourn, who embarked from 
London for New England on board the 
Increase, 3 April, 1635. The family set- 
tled in Wethersfield, Ct., previous to 1639. 

King, Hon. William, Bath, M., 17 June, 
ae. 84. He was son of Richard K., of 
Scarboro' in that State, and was born 
in that town. He was undoubtedly one 
of the most distinguished and able men 
Maine has ever produced, and his State 
duly honored him; electing him its first 
Governor after its separation from Mas- 
sachusetts. He was General of Militia, 
Commissioner on the Spanish Claims, 
Collector of the port of Bathj &c. &c. 

Lawrence, Hon. Amos, Boston, 5 Jan., 

1853. He was of the well known house 
of A. & A. Lawrence & Co. Groton was 
his place of nativity, where he was born, 
22 April, 1786, and hence was nearly 
67. He came to Boston in 1806. Few 
men have been more generous with their 
ample means than Mr. Lawrence ; and 
few have discriminated as well in the 
bestowments of their charities. The 
late William Lawrence, Esq.. and the 
present Hon. Abbot Lawrence were his 

Mack, Hon. Elisha, Salem, Dec, ae. 69. 
Judge M. was born in Middlefield, had 
resided in Salem for 40 years ; repre- 
sented the town, and was Judge of the 
Police Court 

Marvin, Mrs. Mary, Boston, 18 Sept., ae. 
68 ; dau. of Mr. Thomas Barnes, and 
formerly of Salem. 

Mayo, Mr. John, Syracuse, N. Y., 26 
Aug., ae. 73 ; formerly of Brewster, Bis. 

Merriam, Miss Mary, Cambridge, 28 Nov., 
ae. 89, nearly. She taught the first 
school established in Cambridgeport, 
which place was very thinly settled 
then. There were but about twelve 
scholars the first season, and two or three 
of those are now living. There was 
left at her decease but one older person 
in Cambridge. 

Munson, Dr. Eneas, N. Haven, Ct., ae. 89. 

Orcutt, Mrs. Hannah, Reading, Vt. 23 
Nov.. ae. 85. At the age of about 50, she 
was instantly cured of a paralytic affec- 
tion by a stroke of lightning. 

Peck, Mrs. Eunice, Royalton, Vt., 3 Feb., 
ae. 65 ; wife of Benoni P. Esq. She 
was dau. of Mr. Eliphalet Rogers, late 
of R., son of Mr. Benj. R.. who was son 
of Rev. John R., Prest. of H. C. 

Perkins, Mr. Elijah, Topsfield, 5 Nov., ae. 
85 yrs. 10 mos. 15 days. 

Pierce, Benj., (only son of Gen. F. P., 
President U. S.,) instantly killed by a 
collision on the Andover R. R., 5 Jan., 
ae. about 11. 

Powell, Mr. Jeremiah, Whitestown, 29 
Aug., ae. 101 yrs. 8 mos. 14 ds. A 
revolutionary pensioner. 

Prentice, William Henry, Esq., Boston, 
16 March, ae. 72 yrs. He was born in 
New Ipswich, N. H., 22 Jan, 1781; 
but for more than half century has been 
a resident of this city. He had ten 
children. See Binney's Genealogy of 
the Prentice Family, p. 89. Hist. New 
Ipswich, p. 421. 

Rice, Isaac, Ticonderoga, 11 Aug., ae. 87 ; 
the well known " guide to the battle 
grounds." He was a soldier of the 

Smith, Mrs. Mary, Brookfield, 12 June, 
ae. 96 yrs. 25 ds. Her husband, Capt. 
Israel S. survives her, at the age of 97 
yrs. and 8 mos. They had lived to- 


Marriages and Deaths. 


gether in wedlock 79 yrs., had had 14 
children. 37 gr. ch., 58 gt. gr. ch. and 6 
of the next generation. 

Stevens, Dr. Justin, E. Boston, 17 Dec, 
ae. 30, late surgeon of the 9th regt. in 
Mexico, and son of Dr. John S. of 
Howard street. He had been married 
about four months. 

Thompson, Mrs. Mary Ann, Durham, N. 
H., 26 Feb., wife of Capt. Ebenezer T. 
and only dau. of the late Benj. Thomp- 
son, Esq. She had been sick of com- 
sumption, but her death was sudden. 
Her husband, who was also suffering 
from the same disease, was called to her 
chamber, by the information that she 
was dying. In going upstairs he faint- 
ed and fell, and soon expired ; thus in 
the same hour both the husband and 
wife closed their earthly existence. 
Captain Thompson's age was 53. He 
was a native of Portsmouth, for many 
years a successful shipmaster, and has 
been a resident of Durham ever since he 
retired from the sea. He was a highly 
esteemed citizen, has represented the 
town in the Legislature, and enjoyed 
the good will of all who knew him. 

Townsend, Maj. David S., Boston, 27 Jan., 
ae. 63 nearly ; he having been born in 
Boston, 19 April, 1790— H. C. 1809 ; en- 
tered the army in 1812 : was wounded at 
Chrystlersfield and taken prisoner, and 
saved his head from the scalping knife 
of the Indians by crawling among some 
logs. His wound cost him a leg. He 
was a Lieut, and in the 9th regiment. 
Being soon exchanged, he was promoted 
to an adjutancy with the rank of Major. 
After the war he was appointed Pay- 
master, which office he sustained with 
great credit till his death, about thirty 
years. He was buried Jan. 3 1st, from 
his residence in Bulfinch place. 

Turner, Mrs. Lucy, 13 Feb., ae. 79, wid. 
of the late Rev. John T. She was born 
in Gloucester, and was dau. of Paul D. 
Sargent, by his wife Lucy. Her hus- 
band, Mr. T. was son of Col. Seth T. of 
Randolph, born 4 Nov., 1763, grad. B. 
U. settled at Alfred, Me. ; in Biddeford, 
Me. 1808, over the 2d religious society, 
where he remained till 1817. He died 

in Dorchester, 29 Sept., 1839, ae. 71. 
His first (Turner) ancestor in N. Eng. 
was Humphrey of Plymouth and Scitu- 
ate. See Mr. Jacob Turner's Genealogy 
of that branch of the family lately pub- 
lished. T. L. T. 

Whiting, Mr. Abner, Dedham, 31 Aug., 
ae. 85. 

Whiting, Col. Levi, U. S. Army, Nauga- 
tuck, Ct., 3 Aug., ae. 66. 

Willis, Maj. William, Union, Monroe 
Co. Va , 28 Jan., in his 99th year, a 
Patriot of the Revolution. He was born 
in N. Bedford, Ms., 1754. He heard 
the first hostile gun at Lexington in 
1775, and was one of those who attacked 
the British at Concord, and withstood 
them at Bunker's Hill, Afterwards he 
commanded a privateer ship. 

Wood, Mr. Ichabod. Pelham, 8 Sept., ae. 
92 yrs. 8 mos., a soldier of the revolu- 
tion. He served under Gen. Sullivan, 
Rhode Island ; at New York he was 
taken prisoner and suffered on board a 
prison ship. He and his wife survived 
eight children. 

Woolsey, Mrs. Elizabeth Martha, New 
Haven, 3 Nov., very suddenly : wife of 
President W. of Y. C, only dau. of the 
late Josiah Salisbury, Esq., of Boston. 
[Our record p. 103, present volume, is 

Williams, Hon. Charles Kilbourne, LL. 
D., Rutland, Vt., very suddenly, 9 Mar., 
ae. 71 yrs. 1 mo. 14 ds ;. having been 
born 24 Jan., 1782. Mr. W. was the 
youngest son of that eminent philoso- 
pher and historian, Rev. Samuel W., by 
Jane, dau. of Kilbourn. His grand- 
father was Rev. Warham W., of Wal- 
tham, who was son of Rev. John W., of 
Deerfield (so widely known as the Re- 
deemed Captive) by Eunice, dau. of 
Rev. Eleazer Mather, and gr. dau. of 
Rev. John Warham. Mr. Williams 
filled the highest offices in his state 
with great ability, and the approbation 
of the people. To know Mr. W. was to 
know a pattern of excellence. Mr. 
Williams took a lively interest in the 
New Eng. H. Gen. Society, of which 
he was a member. 

Donations to the Library of the Society have been received from the following gen 
tlemen since the issue of the last number of the Register: — 

Nathan Appleton, A. B. Alcott, Geo. Adams, Henry Bright, Mortimer Blake. W. 
G. Brooks, J. B. Bright, James H. Carson, B. L. Chase, D. C. Colesworthy, H. W. 
Cushman. C. B. Curtis, B. Homer Dixon, S. G. Drake, Nicholas Deane, John Dean, 
Wm. R Deane, T. Farrar, Wm. C. Folger, S. A. Green, A. Hawkins, R. R. Hinman, 
David Hamblen, Andrew Johonnot, J. P. Jewett te Co., F. Kidder, B. Loring, James 
S. Loring, Little, Brown te Co., Charles Mayo, W. T. G. Morton, M. Massey, A. 
Nichols, Lucius R. Paige, John W. Parker, C. E. Potter, A. H. Quint, W. P. Riddell, 
E. C. Rogers, G. C. Rand, J. L. Sibley, Wm. Tucker, W. B. Trask, N. Wyman, 
William Whiting, Henry Wheatland, Hiram Wellington, Wm. Hulin. 

1853.] Officers of the Historic- Genealogical Society, 199 




Corresponding Secretary, 

Recording Secretary, 



George Adams, 
Charles Adams, Jr., 
A. Bronson Alcott, 
Samuel Andrews, 
W. T. Andrews, 
Nathan Appleton, 
John I. Baker, 
Charles J. F. Binney, 
Jonathan P. Bishop, 
John H. Blake, 
Sylvester Bliss, 
Samuel J. Bridge, 
J. B. Bright, 
Henry Bright, 
Francis Brinley, 
William G. Brooks, 
Henry C. Brooks, 
William L. Brown, 
Asa W. Brown, 
William H. Chase, 
Isaac Child, 
Addison Child, 
Josiah P. Cook, 
N. W. Coffin, 
Daniel C. Colesworthy, 
William W. Cowles, 
Henry Davenport, 
Isaac Davis, 
Adolphus Davis, 
Charles Deane, 
William R. Deane, 
John Dean, 
E. B. Dearborn, 
B. Homer Dixon, 
John Doane, 
Samuel G. Drake, 
Edward Everett, 
Charles Ewer, 
Timothy Farrar, 
Stephen T. Farwell, 
Albert Fearing, 
Joseph B. Felt, 
Samuel P. Fowler, 
B. V. French, 
William W. Greenough, 

Frederic T. Gray, 

David Hamblen, 

Luther M. Harris, 

William T. Harris, 

William Hayden, 

Guy C. Haynes, 

John P. Healey, 

Waldo Higginson, 

Almon D. Hodges, 

Samuel H. Jenks, 

Samuel Jennison, 

Andrew Johonnott, 

Henry H. Jones, 

William H. Kelley, 

Frederic Kidder, 
Abbott Lawrence, 
Amos A. Lawrence, 
Thomas H. Leavitt, 
Charles S. Lincoln, 
F. W. Lincoln, Jr., 
Solomon Lincoln, 
William Lincoln, 
John G. Locke, 
Charles G. Loring, 
James S. Loring, 
George H. Lyman, 
Alexander McClure, 
Jonathan Mason, 
Lyman Mason, 
William P. Mason, 
Charles Mayo, 
George W. Messenger, 
William H. Montague, 
John G. Metcalf, 
L. M. J. Miomault, 
Francis N. Mitchell, 
Thomas Morang, 
Martin Moore, 
Joseph Moulton, 
Alex. Le Baron Munroe, 
Lucius R. Paige, 
Joseph Palmer, 
John W. Parker, 
William Parsons, 
Richard Pitts, 

Moses Plimpton, 
Alfred Poore, 
Frederic W. Prescott, 
Thomas Prince, 
E. F. Pratt, 
David Pulsifer, 
Alonzo H. Quint, 
Samuel H. Riddell, 
Benjamin P. Richardson, 
John R. Rollins, 
Lucius M. Sargent, 
Lemuel Shattuck, 
Nathaniel B. ShurtlefT, 
Newhall Sherman, 
Artemas Simonds, 
Thomas C. Smith, 
Horatio G. Somerby, 
Jared Sparks, 
Eben S. Stearns, 
Baron Stow, 
William H. Sumner, 
William Sutton, 
Samuel Swett, 
William S. Thatcher, 
J. Wingate Thornton, 
William B. Towne, 
Enoch Train, 
William B. Trask, 
Edward Tuckerman, 
T. Larkin Turner, 
William Tyler, 
George B. Upton, 
J. Huntington Walcott, 
Amasa Walker, 
William M. Wallace, 
Andrew H. Ward, 
Thomas Waterman, 
H. B. Wheelwright, 
William Whiting, 
Marshall P. Wilder, 
Joseph Willard, 
Isaac Winslow, 
Justin Winsor, 
Joseph W. Wright. 
Thomas B. Wyman, Jr. 

200 Payments for the Register. [April, 1853. 


OF JANUARY, 1853. 

Stephen M. Allen, John Haskins, William Rogers, 

C. C. Andrews, D. M. Huckins, Joseph W. Ward, 

Ithamar W. Beard, William Jones, Hiram Wellington, 

Edmund Boynton, Samuel Nicolson, Samuel G. Wheeler, 

Bowen Buckman, Ira B. Peck, Peter S. Wheelock, 

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Ohio — Zanesville Athen;nun. 



VOL. VII. JULY, 1853. NO. 3. 


On the bank.* of the Merrimack river, a little above the city of 
Manchester, N. H., there is an ancient burial place, upon a stone 
in which is the following inscription : — 

" Here Lies The Body of Mr. 

Archebald Stark. He 

Departed This Life June 25th 

1758, Aged 61 Years." 

That stone denotes that the father of the " Hero of Bennington" 
lies buried there. He was a Scotchman, and was born at Dun- 
barton in 1693. His parents must have been of considerable con- 
sideration, as they were able to educate Archibald at the Universi- 
ty, and we are told that he graduated at that of Edinburgh. Soon 
after he graduated he went over to Ireland, and resided in the 
county of Londonderry. This accounts for Gen. Stark's being 
sometimes called an Irishman. Although Archibald Stark mar- 
ried in Ireland, his wife was a Scotch girl. In a short time after 
his marriage, Stark emigrated to New England, and settled at 
Londonderry, N. H. How long before the year 1 736 this was, is 
not stated, but in that year Stark had his house burned, and he 
moved to a place " a little north and east of the Falls of Namaos- 

General John Stark was born at Londonderry, 28 August, 1728, 
and had brothers, William, Archibald and Samuel, who, like him- 
self, were all "soldiers in the Indian wars," and noted "trappers." 
It was in this last employment, far in the wilderness, that John 
was taken prisoner by a party of St. Francis Indians, April 28th, 
1752. After the usual hardships of an Indian captivity,* he was 
redeemed at a " great ransom;" so well were the Indians satisfied 
that they had secured a valuable prize. 

# Detailed in my Book of the Indians and many other works. 


202 Biography of General John Stark. [Juty* 

In 1756 he was made Captain of Rangers under the famous 
Major Robert Rogers. This was the school in which, not only 
John Stark learned the practice of war, but many others of the 
same stamp, on the borders of New Hampshire, were thus prepared 
to dare and overcome the power of England. On hearing of the 
affair of Lexington, in 1775, Stark repaired to Cambridge. He was 
at once commissioned Colonel, and the same day eight hundred 
men, most of whom had followed him from New Hampshire, en- 
listed to serve under him. With these men he met the enemy on 
Bunker's Hill. 

Early on the morning of the 17th of June, Col. Stark, with 
others, visited the works on the Hill ; and though he evidently 
saw the site was ill chosen, and, as he used to say afterwards, 
was better calculated for a pound in which to secure cattle, than 
to protect men ; yet fighting was what was desired, and fighting 
they were determined to have, at some point ; therefore little was 
said about the position at the time. While Stark was on the Hill, 
the British cannon were opened upon it, and he hastened to Med- 
ford Avhere his regiment was quartered, to be in readiness for ac- 
tion. As soon as the men were in a fighting condition, they 
moved on for Bunker's Hill, led by Stark in person. As they 
marched over Charlestown Neck, they were exposed to a raking 
fire from the enemies' ships, which caused some of the more im- 
petuous to urge a quickened step ; and Capt. Dearborn (afterwards 
General Dearborn) who led one of the flanking companies of the 
regiment, suggested to the Colonel, that it might be well to hasten 
on ; whereupon he replied, " Captain Dearborn, one fresh man in 
battle is worth a dozen tired ones." 

Arrived on the Hill, Stark posted his regiment at a rail-fence, 
between the redoubt and Mystic river, and here it was that the 
British columns were successively swept away with the most ter- 
rible slaughter. Against this point came the Welsh Fusileers, the 
flower of the British army, many of whom had fought at Minden. 
But the details of the Battle of Bunker's Hill are everywhere to 
be read ; they will therefore be passed over here. 

After the evacuation of Boston by the British, in March, 1776, 
Stark was ordered to New York. Here he remained till the fol- 
lowing May. In the Army of the North, Stark was placed at the 
head of a brigade by Gen. Gates, and soon after joined Gen. 
Washington in Pennsylvania, with whom he fought the battle of 
Trenton, having the command of the " right wing of the ad- 
vanced guard," under the immediate command of Gen. Sullivan. 
He next shared in the honors of the battle of Princeton. 

Notwithstanding Stark's brilliant achievements in these fields, 
in the promotions which took place in the army by order of 
Congress soon after, he was passed over. This was owing to 
some misstatements and misunderstandings of an earlier date, out 
of which an assumption was framed that Stark had disobeyed 

1853.] Biography of General John Stark. 203 

certain superior officers. But in that early day of the Revolution, 
when all was confusion, it is not at all strange, that where there 
was nothing but conflicts, that conflicting opinions should be 
found. The result was, Stark immediately resigned his place in 
the Army. His own State considered that he had been wronged, 
and its representatives gave him their entire approbation in a 
strong vote of thanks. This was something towards preparing 
him to defend her with vigor, when required to do so. 

The news of the approach of Burgoyne hurried Stark again 
from his farm on the Merrimack, whither he had retired on resign- 
ing his commission in the Continental Army. Now he was com- 
missioned by the Provincial Congress as Brigadier General, and 
was accountable to New Hampshire only for his conduct. He 
made Number Four (since Charlestown) his rendezvous. To this 
point the frontier's men flocked in great numbers, and he soon 
had an army again at his command. Gen. Stark was at home in 
the country through which Burgoyne was to pass, and though his 
numbers were fewer his knowledge was far greater than that of 
his enemy in that respect. 

On the 8th of August Stark proceeded to Bennington, a place 
selected by him as the best for annoying and watching the move- 
ments of the enemy. Five days after, news was brought that 
200 Indians and 1500 Hessians were arrived at a place called 
Cambridge, lying in a northwesterly direction, distant about 14 
miles. The General immediately detached Col. Gregg to secure 
a quantity of flour in the vicinity of Cambridge, which he sup- 
posed to be an object the enemy had in view, and soon followed 
Gregg with his whole force. He soon met the advance detach- 
ment in full retreat before the Hessians and Indians under Col. 
Baum. Both parties halted, and the Germans took a commanding 
height and commenced fortifying it. Thus closed the operations 
of the 14th of August. The 15th was so rainy that neither party 
could well change their ground, had they desired to do so, though 
the Hessians proceeded with their fortification, and despatched a 
message to Burgoyne for a reinforcement. 

Many tories had joined the enemy, and Stark at once saw that 
in the smoke and confusion of battle his own men could not be 
distinguished from them, as they were dressed in the same coun- 
try costume ; he therefore ordered them to place a husk of corn in 
their hats, that thus they might know their friends from their 
enemies. This they readily and easily did from an adjacent 

The morning of August 16th, (1777) was bright and beautiful, 
and Stark's " Green Mountain Boys" were eager to show what 
they could do, and their leader soon gave them an opportunity ; 
that they were to attack an enemy behind a breastwork, and at 
great odds as to numbers, seems not in the least to have disheart- 
ened them. Col. Nichols was ordered to lead his division against 

204 Biography of General John Stark. [July, 

the left, and Col. Hendrich his against the right. Before they 
marched to the encounter, the General called the attention of the 
soldiers to himself, as though he was about to make a long address 
to them. What he had to say occupied but a moment. " Boys !" 
said he, " there's the enemy. They must be beat, or my wife 
this night sleeps a widow ! Forward, boys ! March !" 

Colonel Nichols brought on the action at precisely three o'clock 
in the afternoon. He was seconded by Colonels Hubbard and 
Stickney. The plans of the Commander in Chief all succeeded 
perfectly ; every man did his duty. The breastwork was stormed, 
and carried, though not without considerable loss on the part of 
the besiegers ; for it was defended partly by Tories, who fought 
with desperation. 

The party to whom was assigned the duty of attacking the 
breastwork in front, met the muzzles of the enemy's guns directly 
in their faces. Having discharged their pieces, some scaled the 
logs of which it was composed and engaged the foe inside with 
their muskets clubbed ; and now it was that the corn husks stood 
them in good stead. The Tories were soon overpowered and the 
contest ceased ; though they continued to fight after the Hessians 
had surrendered. Before six of the clock, however, Stark had 
secured and sent off his prisoners, and his men were seeking some 
rest and refreshments, of which they stood in great need. 

Meanwhile intelligence was brought that a reinforcement of the 
enemy was not far off ; and fortunately for the Provincials, they 
at about the same time learned that a reinforcement of their own 
countrymen was at hand under the conduct of the brave Col. 
Warner. No time was to be lost. Stark collected and rallied 
his wearied forces, and ordered Warner to press forward with 
his fresh men and begin the attack. He obeyed with alac- 
rity. Confidence in any undertaking has great effect. Stark and 
his men had now acquired all that was necessary of that important 
item. They felt, that, to meet the enemy was to beat him ; and 
so it proved. Warner was able to hold the enemy in check, and 
when Stark brought his men into action the enemy soon began to 
waver, and in a short time broke and fled in every direction. 
Stark pursued them till darkness interposed, and lent its kind 
wings to shield the poor German soldiers, who were ignorantly 
fighting battles against humanity. 

The fruits of these victories were four brass cannon, eight brass 
drums, several hundred muskets, 750 prisoners, and 207 killed, 
among whom was Col. Baum, the Commander of the enemy. 

Stark lost but thirty killed and forty wounded. The General 
and his followers were not the only ones who gained confidence 
by the battles of Bennington ; its effects were at once visible 
throughout the Continent. Congress received the news while in 
SoS3ion at York, Pa., and that body not only voted him its thanks, 
but appointed him a Brigadier General in the Continental Army. 

1853.] New England Chronology. 205 

After this, Gen. Stark joined the Northern army under Gen. 
Gates, and essentially aided in completing the work which he had 
so successfully begun at Bennington. In 1779 he served in Rhode 
Island. In 1780 he was with Washington at Morristown, and fought 
in the battle of Springfield, and he was a member of the Court 
Martial that sentenced Andre to be hanged. He continued in the 
service till 1783, when he carried the news of Peace to his native 
Colony, now a State. Henceforth he declined public employment. 
Gen. Stark lived to a great age, dying May 8th, 1822, aged 93 years, 
8 months and 22 days. A granite shaft marks the place of his in- 
terment, on the east bank of the Merrimack, inscribed only with 
his name, " Major General Stark." 

It was omitted to be noticed, that Gen. Stark was in the expe- 
dition against Ticonderoga under Gen. Abercrombie, and though 
he shared in the disaster of that affair, he did not suffer any of its 
disgrace. On his return he married Miss Elizabeth Page, daughter 
of Capt. Caleb Page of Dumbarton.* 


Derived from a volume of Interleaved Almanacks, which belonged to Judge Sewall, 
and interspersed throughout with his manuscript memoranda ; now in possession 
of Frederic Kidder, Esq. 

[Prepared for the Press by the Editor of the Register.] 

[Note. — From 1671 to 1686, inclusive, these Almanacks begin March 
1st, and end with the end of February ; 1687 begins January 1st, and ends 
with December, as we now do, and so of the rest.] 

" 1671. An Almanack of Ccelestiall Motions for the Year of the 
Christian ./Era, 1671. Being (in our Account) Leap-year, and from the 
Creation 5620. The vulgar Notes whereof are, Golden Number 19. 
Roman Indiction 09. Dominic Letters A. G. Cycle of the Sun 28. 
Epact 29. Number of Direct. 33. Calculated for the Longitude of 315 
gr. and 42 gr. 30 m. North Latitude. By D. R. Philomathemat. CAM- 
BRIDGE : Printed by S. G. & M. J. 1671. 

[In this number there are no MS. notes of importance.] 

1 672. By Jeremiah Shepard. Cambridge : Printed by Samuel Green. 
1672. [The essential part of the titles only will be copied. Like the last 
number, nothing entered in it] 

1673. By N. H. — Cambridge: Printed by Samuel Green. 1673. 
May 12. 3 (Tuesday) morning, Seth Flynt dyed. — June 5. 5. Elder Jo 
Caysly 7 dyed. — 21. 7. night, Ruth Flynt dyed. — Sept. 5. 6. Joyce went 
to Jo. Dassitt. — 6. 7. Then Leah Nucom came. — Oct. 10. 6. Joyce came 
from Jo Dassit. — Nov. 15. 7. 14 day night Mrs Coleborn dyed, buried the 
17th. Manuscript notes in Calendar pages. 

Mr. Samuel Shepard, pastour of the church of Rowley, dyed 7: 2: 1668. 
Mr. Jonathan Mitchel, pastour of the church of Cambridge, deceased 
9th: 5 mo: 1668. 

# The Memoir of Gen. Stark by Hon. Judge Potter has been chiefly followed. 

206 New England Chronology. [July, 

Mr. John Elliot, pastour of the church of New Cambridge, d: 13: 8: 1668. 

Mr. John Reynor, teacher, of Dover church, dyed 21: 2: 1669. 

Mr. Richard Mather, pastour church of Dorchester, d. 22: 2: 1669. 

The 3d Church of Boston gathered at Charlestown, 12: 3: 1669. 

Old Father Boniface Burton, aged 113 years, d. 13: 4: 1669. 

Mr. Benjamin Bunker, minister at Maiden, d. 2: 12: 1669. 

1669. This year were many earthquakes perceived. 

Mr. John Davenport, pastour of the First Church of Boston, dyed 16: 
1: 1670. 

Zechariah Simmes, pastour of the church of Charlstown, d. 4: 12: 1670. 

Same year, 4th mo., a strange mortality of the fish in a pond near 
Cambridge, the manner whereof was very wonderful, and the number 
almost incredible. 

Francis Willoughby, Esq., Dep. Gov. of the Massachusetts Colony, d. 
4: 3: 1671. 

Mr. John Allin, pastour of the church of Dedham, dyed 26: 6: 1671. 

Chas. Chauncy, B. D. second President H. C. d. in the 80th year of his 
age, and 17th of his Presidentship, 19: 12: 1671. 

Mr. Alexr. Nowell, Fellow of H. C. d. 13: 5: 1672. 

Antipas Newman, pastour of Wenham church, d. 15: 8. 1672. 

Eleazar Lusher, Esq. Assist, of this Col. and Maj. of Suf. Regt. died 
3d 9 mo. 1672. 

Richd. Bellingham, Esq. Govr. of the Mass. Col. and the last Patentee, 
d. in the 81st year of his age, 7th 10 mo. 1672. 

10: 10: 1672. Leonard Hoar, D. Ph. constituted third President of 
Harvard College. 

Printed Chronological Table at the end of 1 673. 

1674. Compiled by J. S. Cambridge : Printed by Samuel Green. 1674. 

1675. By J. Foster. — Cambridge: Printed by Samuel Green. 1675. 
" For Mr. Samall Sewall, Newberry." MS. on title. 

March 18. 5. Execution. 

March 29. 2. Now a [ ] Capt. Alii [ ] of Charl [ ] dyes. T [ ] 

March 30. 3. Brother brought home Sister Jane from the Dr. at Cam- 

March 31. 4. No Lecture, because Mr. Rich, f \rom\ home. I visited 
Mr. Parker and Mr. Wood [bridge.] Mr. Parkerus natus et baptizatus 
die Pentecoste, Aiio 1595, being y 11 June 8th, (as I take it.) 

April 5th, 2. Mr. Moody buried. [Died 3d, buried 5th, is the proba- 
ble meaning of Mr. Sewall's marks.] 

May 4, 3, (Tuesday.) Mr. Freak killed, Capt. Scarlet [ ] Legge 

and [ ] broken. 

May 15th, 7. B. House raised. — June 3. 5. David Perkins, Brt. Arad. 

May 1. 7. Beans planted. — 5. 4. Diet Sisters. 

June. Two troopers pressed to go against the Indians : Noyes, Tho. 
Thurrel. I went to the farm in the evening. 

July 18. 1. News of Ninicrafts yeelding. — 27. 3. John Godfrey. 

Aug. 25. 4. (Wednesday.) The fight was of two hours, 12 miles from 
Hatfield. John Plumer dies. Steven Greenleaf wounded. Ex Uteris 
S. Greenleaf. 

Sept. 18. Capt. Latrop. Oct. 13. Marsh, Skerry. 

Oct. 6. 4. Springfield, 32 houses, with their barns. 

Nov. 29. 1. Dr. Hoar dies.— Dec. 14. 3. Judith March. 

1853.] New England Chronology. 207 

19 Dec. Sunday. Engagement [in Narraganset.] 

29th 4, (Wed.) Mr. Reyner came in the evening to our house, deliv- 
ered me a letter. Lodged here ; in bed we had much and various 

30. 5. Mr. Jer. Hobart lodges here. I at sisters with little Jacob. 

30th, 5. (Thurs.) Rainy m. mist, hold up. Mr. R. goes on his jour- 
ney. Gave him letters of Dec. 28 for Boston. 

13 Jan. Brother John Sewall. 

29 Feb. (Tues.) Miss Thacher Senior and Miss Page visit us, they 
the first. 

1676. By J. 5. Cambridge: Printed by S. Green ; 1676— " By the 
Rev. Mr. John Sherman" 

July 1st, 7. Hezekiah Willet [killed by Indians at Swanzey.] 

Feb. 10. 7. Mr. Sanford dyes. 

1676. By/. F. Boston: Printed by John Foster. — "February 11. 
75. Ex dono D. Johanis Foster, Typograph." 

March 10. 6. Mr. Ransford. — 26. Marlborough [attacked by the 

April 5. 4. Gr. Winthrop [of Ct. dies at Boston.] 

April 25. 3. Mr. Willard.— 26. 4. Mr. Lidget. 

June 20. 3. No lecture, but fast y s week at Mr. Mathers. 

July 28th, 6. Mr. Chickery [Checkley ?] 

Aug. 3d. 5. Capt. Henchman began. 

Aug. 12. 7. Philipus exit [King Philip killed.] — 16. 4. Mr. Buckley. 
Mr. Zech. Long, Comr. 

Aug. 31st. 5. The great ship stops in launching ; falls on one side out 
of her cradle. 

Sept. 3. 1. Hannah Quinsey. — 11. 2. Mock Fight. — Indian Fight. — 
14. 5. Miss Brown.— 16. 7. Wheler Henry.— 21. 5. Stephen Goble 
[arrested for murdering Indian women and children ?] 

Oct. 12, (Thurs.) turned to a fast, and two Indians executed. — 30. 2. 
Anderson sets sail. 

Nov. 4. 7. Mugge comes in. [A noted Indian Chief. See Book of 
the Indians.] 

27. 2. 4 or 5 M. Fire breake out. 

Dec. 4. 2. Gillam sails. 

21. 5. Reynerus occumbit. — 28. 5. Sepelitur. 

24. 1. Wm. Furbur. — 25. Visi Sim. Gates. 

Jan. 13. 7. Mr. Alford buried. 

17. 4. Thanksgiving at Cambridge. 

[At the end of this last Almanack is the following printed] Chronology 
of some memorable occurrences happening in New England. 

1620. Plimouth Colony first planted. 

1628. Matatchusets Colony planted, and Salem the first town built 

1630. The Governour and Assistants arrived, bringing the Patent of 
this Colony. 

1636. Conecticut Colony planted. 

Octob. The first expedition against the Pequods. Miantoni- 
moh makes peace. 

1637. April. A massacre at Weathersfield by the Pequots. The 

Pequot war, and 600 Indians slain. 

1638. June 1. A great Earth-quake through the Countrey. 

208 New England Chronology. [July? 

Sept. 14. Mr. John Harvard dyed, and gave 700 pounds to- 
wards the building of a Colledge. 
1642. Harvard College founded. 
1646. First preaching to Indians in their own Language, by Mr. John 

1653. March 14. A great fire in Boston. 
1657. An assembly of Divines in Boston, who returned an answer to 

21 Questions concerning Church-membership of Children. 
1661. King Charles II. proclaimed at Boston. 
Sept. 17. Major Atherton dyed. 

1664. A Comet appeared the space of 3 Months. 

1665. July 16. Capt. Davenport slain by Lightning, and divers 


1666. The Small-Pox in Boston, whereof 40 dyed. Diverse this year 

slain by Lightning. 
1669. The 3d Church in Boston gathered. 

1673. March 21. The Castle burnt, and a foundation of a very strong 

work laid, and since finished. 

1674. Aug. 11. An house blown up in the midst of Boston, one man 

slain, and diverse hurt. 

1675. May 4. A ship ariving and coming to an anchor, is part of 

her blown away, whereby 3 men were slain and many more 
very badly wounded. 
June 26. In the evening our forces began their march against 
the Indians ; the same night, while the Souldiers were upon 
their march, the Moon eclipsed in our meridian, and above an 
hour totally darkned. 
To particularize the memorable Transactions of this year would he suffi- 
cient to fill a volume : It would therefore he in vain to go about to enume- 
rate the horrid Massacres, Murthers, Savage Cruelties, Cowardize, un- 
gratefull and perfidious dealings of Bloud-thirsty Barbarians. 
.... Deus dabit his quoque finem. 

1677. By J. S. " By the Rev. Mr. John Sherman." Cambridge : 
Printed by S. Green. 1677. " Bot. of Ens. Green, April, ultimo, Pret. 

April 2. 2. John Sewall born.— 24. 3. Dear Mr. Parker dyed. 26th, 

May 5. 7. Gillam appulit. — 9th. 4. Tanner appulit. — 15. 3. Robert 
Anderson appulit. 

June 12. 3. Goodw. Adams. — 15. 6. Gerrish. — 14 to 23. Extreme 
hot weather, person much adoe to live. 

Sept. 12. 4. Legg apulit. — 16. 1. Eliezer Danford arrives. 

19. 4. Hatfield.— 23. 1. Sam. Bridgham.— 24. M. G. J. S. 

Oct. 20. 7. Capt. S. Mosely.— 31. ±. Dorchester. 

Dec. 14. 6. T. Smith.— 21. Shepard. 

Jan. 17. 4. Brakenbury. — 22. 3. Dorchester. 

1678. By J. F. Boston : Printed by John Foster for John Vsher of 
Boston. 1678. " Samuel Sewall, e dono Johan Foster." 

May 3, Frid. Welcome arrived from London. 
23. Johnson and Knott arrived. 

June 11. 3. Sam. Sewall, natus. — 16. 1. Baptizatus. 
Aug. 23. 6. Watch begins to be warned out of my precincts. 

( To be Continued.) 

1853.] A Narrative of New England's Deliverances. 209 


By the Rev. Mr. Thomas Cobbet, of Ipswich. 

[This Narrative, as I have entitled it, was prepared at the request of 
Dr. Increase Mather, and communicated to him, in the form of a letter. 
The original is among the papers collected by the Rev. Thomas Prince, 
and is the property of the " Old South Church and Society." The copy 
from which this is printed, I made many years ago, not long after I began 
my Indian Researches. Since it was made I have not recurred to the 
original ; and, although I believed at the time I made the copy, that 
another person could hardly make one as perfect, yet, a modern Antiquary 
might judge differently. It is not only very possible that I have mistook 
the MSS. in some places, but it is very probable I may have made other 
errors. — Mr. Prince endorsed upon the original, " A letter from the Rev. 
Thomas Cobbet of Ipswich to the Rev. Mr. Increase Mather, in 1677, 
before August 16. See Mr. I. Mather of Prevalency of Prayer." — N. B. 
The original, with other books and MSS., are temporarily deposited in the 
Library of the Massachusetts Historical Society. — Editor.] 

Reverend Sir, your last of the 9th of this instant I received : And con- 
cur wholly with you in that principle, that New England's deliverances 
are evident answers of prayer, and if need were, might be demonstrated 
in former as well as later deliverances from the mischievous designs and 
enterprises of New England's enemies, forreign or intestine, whether pa- 
gan, or, in pretence, christian. For which deliverances prayers have 
been constantly put up, as in and by the churches, upon all occasions, so 
by the precious servants and saints of God, privately and secretly, both 
by the godly fathers of our civill state, and by those of the churches ; 
most whereof, although called home to their father's house, yet they have 
left ear witnesses behind them, who can be living witnesses of their sup- 
plications and pleas, which they have frequently made for that end. I 
need not go far for instances as to the precious fathers of the churches, 
nor take in all, but single out some few instances of many. Your deare 
consort can attest to this as to that heavenly oratour, precious Mr. Cotton. 
Mr. Wilson can say as much for that blessed man of God. Sweet Mr. 
Wilson, yourself can speake very much, as to your blessed father : Mr. 
Shepherd can give in full testimony of the like, as to his worthy Father. 
And as this is hinted, as to praying and prevayling Aarons, so as much 
may be sayd and attested, as to New England's, Moses : so that we may 
safely conclude, that New England prayers have, by divine grace, had 
theyr prevayling influence, in all her notable deliverances of that sort, 
from the very infancy of its first planting, to this very time of its riper 
Age; and that suchlike deliverances were, in that respect, answers' of 
prayers, survey some particulars of former times. 

1. Sure there were some godly souls, among the rest of a looser spirit, 
which were looking to the Hills, whence alone theyr help must come ; 
when about the yeare 1622, about 20 English came and were sent over 
by well minded merchants, and most of them setled about that place, 
which fals in our patent, now called Weimouth ; when the treacherous 
Indians, who had been wont to trade with the English, had plotted to cut 
them all off, designing the way they would take, and the day and time of 
the day they would take, to do it : when a few should come first to draw 

210 A Narrative of New England' s Deliverances. [July, 

them together to truck, and then the rest should suddenly surround them 
armed, and fall upon them and kill them ; only God seasonably discover- 
ing of it, by theyr dying Sagamore to Mr. Johnson (now living at York, 
eastward, and the [relation] of it to myself) who had bestowed sundry 
good things upon that sick Saggamore (which lived up further to [wards] 
Plimouth Patent) and by a squaw, which came the evening before to them 
at Weimouth, and told the same to them : so that, according to the Sag- 
gamore's advice, they upon the first sight of the five or six which came 
first, discharging theyr guns at them, breake theyr leaders [rib] -bone, so 
that they run roaring back to theyr mates, and durst not come on upon 
them : but some years after, did confess, that if they had not shot, when 
they did, they had come and crambd them all. 

21y. About the yeare 1628: when those few that came out with Collonel 
Indecot, and began to setle at Nahumkeick, now called Salem ; and in a 
manner all so sick of the journey, that though they had both small and 
great guns, and powder and bullets for them, yet had not strength to man- 
age them if suddenly put upon it, and tidings being certainly brought 
them on a Lord's day morning, that a thousand Indians from Sugust (now 
Lyn) were coming against them to cut them off: they had much adoe 
amongst them all, to charge two or three of theyr great Guns and trade 
them to a place of advantage where the Indians must pass to them, and 
there to shoot them off; when they heard by theyr noise they made in the 
woods, that the Indians drew neare, the noise of which great artillery, to 
which the Indians were never wonted before, did occasionally (by the 
good hand of God) strike such dread into them, that by some lads, which 
lay as scouts in the woods, they were heard to reiterate that confused out- 
crie, O Hobbomock much Hoggery, and then fled confusedly back with all 
speed, when none pursued them. One old Button,* lately living at 
Haverhill, who was then almost the only hale man left of that company, 
confirmed this to be so, to me : according as I formerly had been informed 
of it. 

31y. About five or six years after, in the first planting of Ipswich, (as 
a credible man informed me, namely, Quartermaster Perkins,) the Terra- 
teens or Eeasterly Indians had a design to have cut themt off at the first, 
when they had but between 20 or 30 men, old and young, belonging to 
the place (and at that instant most of the men gone into the Bay about 
their occasions, not hearing of any intimations thereof.) It was thus one 
Robin,! a friendly Indian, came to this John Perkins, then a young man, 
living then in a little hut upon his father's Island, on this side of Jeofrye's 
Neck, and told him that on such a Thursday morning, early, there would 
come four Indians, to draw him to goe down the Hill to the waterside, to 
truck with them, which if he did, he and all neare him would be cut off: 
for there were 40 burchen canoues, would lie out of sight, in the brow of 
the Hill, full of Armed Indians for that purpose : of this he forthwith ac- 
quaints Mr. John Winthrop, who then lived there, in a howse neare the 
water, who advised him if such Indians came, to carry it ruggedly to- 
wards them, and threaten to shoot them if they would not be gone, and 

# Matlhias Button was a Dutchman, died in 1672, in Haverhill, where he lived in 
a thatched house. — Ed, 

f Their design was against the sachem of Agawam [Mascononomo.] Hubbard, 
Hist. N. E. 145— Ed. 

| The same, I presume, mentioned by Josselyn, 92, who was wounded by a 
bear. — Ed. 

1853.] A Narrative of New England's Deliverances. 211 

when theyr backs were turned to strike up the drum he had with him, be- 
sides his two muskets, and then to discharge them ; that those six or eight 
young men, who were in the marshes hard by a mowing, haveing theyr 
guns each of them ready charged, by them, might take the Alarme, and 
the Indians would perceive theyr plot was discovered : and haste away to 
sea againe : which was accordingly so acted and tooke like effect : for he 
told me, he presently after discovered 40 such canoes sheare off from 
under the Hill, and make as fast as they could to sea. And no doubt but 
many godly hearts were lifted up to heaven for deliverance, both in that 
deliverance at Salem, and this at Ipswich. 

4ly. When in the yeare 35 sundry English about Weathersfield, &c. 
were murdered by Indians, whilst mowing, &,c. others cut off at sea in 
their trading, as Mr. Oldham and his men, and Mr. Tilley and his, and 
some carried away captive ; but it was not certainly known what sort of 
Indians they were, though strong suspitions arose that they were Pequots ; 
but how many strong cries and pleas were occasionally sent up to heaven, 
that they might be discovered, and that the English might bee put there- 
upon into a capacity to make a Just war upon those murtherers; and to 
avenge the blood of the English upon those bloody pagans: and God 
heard those cryes : first giving some discovery of it by a captive maid, 
that, by God's good hand, got from them and informed, that they were 
Pequots : and most fully by old John Gallop, whose eldest son John Gal- 
lop (who since was one of the Connecticut captains, and slain at the fight 
at Narraganset fort, December 19, 1675,) informed me of that matter, as 
followeth : — 

That his Father, with himself and another of his brethren, a lusty young 
man also, and a strong stout fellow, who was his father's servant, sayleing 
towards Block Island, to trade thereabouts, not knowing of any mischiefe 
done by those Indians. As they drew neare to the Island, they espied a 
vessel making off from the shore, but by theyr contrary handling of theyr 
sails, they supposed, that they were Indians, which had taken some En- 
glish vessel, and made towards them, and then perceiving it to be so, shot 
at them three or four vollies, as they sometimes came neare the villains, 
and then claued off again, to make ready, and so after a third or fourth 
charge upon the Indians, all those Indians got into the hold : but old John 
Gallop coming with his vessel close by the others side, espied a skein* 
hang downe, and resolved to hale downe that and take it with them, to 
catch Basse withall, and then perceived a dead body under it, with the 
head cut off; he got up into the vessel, bidding his two sons follow him, 
and stand by him with their guns ready charged, which they did ; and he 
taking the bloody head and washing it, knew it to be Mr. Oldham's, and 
said, ah Brother Oldham, is it thee, I am resolved to avenge thy blood, 
and then taking his dagger to the scuttle hole in which the Indians were 
quogdf as thick as they could stnd, head by head, he jobd his dagger 
very often with all his strength upon them, and then lasht that vessel to 
his vessel, hoping to tow them along with them. Upon which one Indian 
first got out, and begd quarter for his life, and he would tell how many 
were in the hold, and who they were, and what they had done ; they 
granted him that quarter, and took and bound him, and put him downe 

# Seine I suppose was meant. A fishing net ; an instrument for whose use the 
English were indebted to the Indians. — Lewis. 

t I can make nothing else of this word Ev. 

214 A Narrative of New England's Deliverances. [July, 

both of the French and Dutch shipping was scattered and broken, and so 
we escaped. 

Thus Sr. have I indeavoured to satisfy your desire of ought I might 
have observed of this nature, which might be mentioned in your book.* 
And the truth is, but that as times are, other instances of the wonderfull 
deliverances of this poore people of his, from many and many dangerous 
designs and essayes of New England's enemies, both in Old and New 
England, from first to last, and our prayers for that sad hoarde,t they 
are a noli me tangere, and will not be borne, but provoke rather to more 
wrath aganist us, and in so evill a day the righteous may keep silence : 
otherwise I could have furnished you with many instances of that sort, if 
you have them not already, from your owne and other's observations. 

For indeed, according to the best information I could give of others or 
any observations of my own, I had studiously notice of many remarkable 
providences of God, respecting us here, for my own private use, and the 
stirring up of other godly ones occasionally, to thankfulness, and holy 
confidence in our God for the future, and on thanksgiveing days, to read 
sometimes some, sometimes other of those passages, to those of the 
poorer sort whom we invited that day, or others who came to my howse 
that day, out of pious ends (for here, by reason of many of ours that live 
at farms and cannot keep such days in the towne ; upon theyr desire to 
allow them time to keep it, we spend only three or four hours in the 
morning, and call not upon them after dinner, which a great part of the 
towne could not doe, by reason of theyre distance, if they kept part of 
the day with fasting and joy at heart.) And I would have put all my short 
observations respecting New England, under three or four heads, but all 
of them, as upon the account of prayers therein answered. 

And as to the matter, 1st, of the first gaineing, contriving and bringing 
over of our charter. 

21y. As to our wonderfull supplies for matters of food and phisick, in 
our first straits here, and the blessing of the indeavours of his people so 
here, that we have not subsisted oneiy seven years (the utmost time that 
some godly great ones and other choice friends to New England imagined 
we could subsist as to that,) but seven times seven years, yea, so as by 
the blessing of God, to be in a capacity to supply other parts in way of 
trade ; and sometimes to gratify New England's friends. 

3ly. And that mostly mentioned, as to matter of divine protection and 
deliverance : partly of the church or churches here, from mischievous 
principles and seducers ; partly of the civil state ; and that from enemies 
forreign or domestick, pagan, or in pretence christian : and partly of 
some princepall prsons amongst us. 

4ly. As to sundry signall blastings of enemies designs against us, and 
punishments manifestly inflicted upon all sorts of New England's ene- 
mies : but enough, if not to much of this. 

Sir, in my letter to you, touching the answers of prayer respecting our 
pagan enemies to the south and west, I spake to Mr. Willard, to mind you 
of a second instance, as to the first head of dividing of theyr Captives, 
namely, that pernicious counsel against the English giuen by Quanonsit, 
and liked by the olden Indians, at theyr great meeting last yeare, at 
Wachuset : namely, to avoyd fighting with any body of the English 

* His "Relation" and "Prevaleney of Prayer," &c, printed in 1677, 4to. — Ed. 
f Horde? 

1853.] A Narrative of New England's Deliverances. 215 

forces, sent out hither or thither, which they could easily espie, and by 
scouts discerne and avoyd, and leave them to march too and again in the 
woods in vaine : But rather at once, in 20 severall out plantations of the 
English, by 20 severall fighting men, vnder theyr 20 severall Indian Cap- 
tains, to make theyr assaults ; and burne and kill and destroy all they 
could, forceing those few left into theyr Garrison Howses, out of which 
they might easily afterwards weary and take them : the news whereof 
coming from so many places at once, to them in the Bay, would appale 
and amase them, as not knowing what parties, with safety to send out to 
so many places at once to holp them, but bee forced to leaue them to 
our wils, and looseing thereby theyr wonted supplies of victuals, will be 
forced to seeke peace with us upon any termes : yea, but the young men 
and strength of their souldiery, they liked not this counsel, but they will 
fight the English forces whereeuer they see or heare of them, and ques- 
tion not to overcome them ; and the English armies being destroyed, then 
all the towns are theyr own, with the more ease : and this later self con- 
ceited counsel carryeth and the other is rejected. 

As to that particular of the memorable judgment of God upon that blas- 
phemer of Jesus Christ, upon the wounding of Lieftenant Dickinson, neare 
Springfield, which I had from one George Norton of our towne, that went 
up to those parts to sit downe with his family, and was then at Spring- 
field, and was there informed of it ; I wished that close inquiry might be 
made of some thereabouts, of the certainty of it, and it may well bee re- 
corded as an answer of our prayers as to God's inflicting some speaking 
Judgment of his, upon vile blaspheming enemies and upbraiders of us, 
with our God. 

As to what you querie whether there were not Answers of prayer 
respecting my captiued Son : Surely, Sr, I may truly say, his wonderfull 
preseruations in all that nine weeks time, after he was taken, and de- 
liverance at the last, they may well bee put upon that account, as an- 
swers of prayer : for he was constantly pleaded for, by Mr. Moody in his 
congregation, for that end, from his first being taken (of which they first 
heard,) till his redemption : so was he in like sort, constantly pleaded for, 
by Mr. Shepherd, in his congregation at Charles towne, and by my desire 
signified that way, by Mr. Philips, Mr. Hale, Mr. Higginson, Mr. Whiting, 
Mr. Buckley, in theyr congregations, and I doubt not but by yourself, 
Mr. Thatcher and Mr. Allin, in the three Boston churches ; besides, the 
prayers going constantly that way for him in the families and closets of 
Godly ones, who heard of his Captiuity and hazard. He was constantly, 
as there was cause, remembered in our congregation, for that end, and 
which I may not omit to mention: when Mr. Moody, by a post sent 
hither, sent me the first newse of his takeing by the Indians,* and theyr 
further rage in theyr parts calling out for earnest prayers, now if ever, 
and [?] I presently caused one of our Deacons to call to my howse that 
very Day, as many godly persons their wives, as were near us, to spend 
some hours in prayer together about the same : about 30 met, severall of 
them prayed and the Lord was with them in it, and with me also, who 
began and ended that service : and having begd some amends at first of 
our wasted son Elisher at home as a pledge of desired mercies to our 
captived son abroad as granted, my heart, I must acknowledge, to the 
Lord's praise, was sweetly quieted in the close of that service, and I was 

* See Hubbard's Hist. Ind. Wars, 47, 56-7, 65.— Ed. 

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even perswaded that the Lord had heard our prayers in that respect, and 
could not but express as much to some of our godly freinds : so was one 
of our sisters, (as since she informed my wife) as confidently perswaded 
thereupon, that she should ere long see Thomas returned ; and that in 
comfortable plight, as if he were already come. And verily, as to my 
son Elisher's bodily amending somewhat, God so ordered it, that that 
very night he slept better than he had done a great while before, and 
thence forward he strangely began to get more cleare of his dire cough, 
to voyd flegm more freely, to fetch his breath better, to have a better 
stomach, and to gather strength in so much that he that could not walk 
up and down the room, without staggering, could walk up that high hill, 
(which you know of) behind Mr. Norton's, now our howse : so that Mr. 
Rogers concluded the worst was past as to his consumption : only, after 
this unhappily he catched a sore cold, being alone in the chamber above 
an houre without fire, a writing and (unknown to us) and by that means 
fell into an ague and fever for many weeks constantly, once a day, and 
was brought rather lower every way than ever ; and after that ague left 
him, and he began to get up again, yet, by another cold, had his ague 
again, and made us afraid of him, and although since also his ague hath 
left him, he is in a very wasting way again,* O (deare Sir,) with your 
prayers in our renewed griefs for him. 

One passage more about my son Thomas I must tell you of : that, after 
so many means used for his ransom at first, and crosed, Mr. Moody had 
that passage in his letter, writing thereof; that he w r ould fain conclude ; 
that means failing, God ment to doe it onley himself; wherein indeed he 
spake to what was in my heart and mouth, often to plead with the Lord, 
and who else but God alone sent him so seasonably to the place, where 
and when the opportunity was but then ordered by God, in the articles 
signed the 9th of December, 1676, for the captives, to wit, under Mado- 
kowandoe's, the Penobscots Sachems power, and he sent to Penobscot by 
his tyranical master, for powder (never imagining any such articles to 
bee there made by his sachem) the 10th, (which was the Lord's day, the 
wonted speciall praying day for him) and he arrived at the Sachems 
wigwams the 11th of December, that is, on Monday, and his coming be- 
ing heard of and most desired by Capt. More and the Sachem, w r as sent 
unto, to send him to them, or bring him himself aboard with him, injoyn- 
ing, that he should returne with him, if he [would] not for to release him ; 
and the Tuesday being fowle weather, the Wednesday, i. e. 13th of De- 
cember, the Sachem came with him aboard, and when urged upon the 
Articls to deliver him, and, he conceiving that, that his master must con- 
sent and be satisfied first; and then, any ransom, he would demand, to 
satisfy his master or him, being offerred ; he would that also, fearing to 
bee killed by Thomas his master, if he yielded him up without he were 
there to consent ; for he was (he said) a desperate man, if crossed, and 
had crambd two or three in that way, and he feard the like from him in 
this matter, and when, after a parting cup of wine and dram of liquors 
given to the Sachem, and his company, he walked awhile too and againe 
on the decke, and on a sudden made a stand, and said to Capt. Moore : 

* A part of the above sentence was at first written by the author thus: " But 
since through mercy, his Ague has left him, and lie is in a hopeful way againe 
of recovery help us (Dear Sr.)" &c, as above. It seems to have laid in the author's 
hands some time before he sent it to Mr. Mather, and that he altered it to suit the 
time. — Ed. 

1853.] A Narrative of New England's Delivwances. 217 

" Well, Captain, since it is so, take this man : I freely give him up to 
you, carry him home to his freinds :" who but God alone, when all means 
failed, gave that turne to the Sachem's heart (according to that Prov. 21: 
1) which was what had been pleaded and expected before : and I count, 
that Providence, in the arrival of our vessels, the 8th of December ; the 
concluding the articles, makeing such way for his freedom the 9th of 
December, his coming, the 11th, to be when he might have the benefit of 
that opportunity, and the bringing of the Sachem's heart so freely off, 
the 13th, to set him at liberty, following our generall fast so very 
speedily (for that was the 7th of December, 76, on which day his case 
I am sure was strongly also pleaded for) I veryly conclude his re- 
demption may therefore be put among the special! answers of New Eng- 
land's prayers. 

But I must not forget the manifest answers of prayers and pleas put up 
to the Lord, May 9th, 76; by that assembly of our Magistrates, Deputies 
and Ministers, on that solemn day of fasting and prayer. As to two 
things then pleaded for [of the] former as a pledge, of the* the re- 

turn and delivering our captives, and theyr return to us, as a pledge of the 
latter, namely, the delivery of our pagan enemies into the hands of us 
and our associates : And apparent it is that God heard us, both in the 
former and in the latter : of which we had sundry handsels, between 
May the 9th and our day of thanksgiveing, on June 29, when praises for 
mercies received became like Hannah's praises for God's heareing of her 
in giving her one child, even as prevayling prayer for giving her five 
more. 1 Sam. 1: 26, 27: 28, and Chap. 2: 1th with verse 20: 21. 

So were the gracious answers of God to us as to the former May the 
12th, Good wife Diuens and Good wife Ketle, upon ransom paid, came 
in to Concord, and upon like ransom presently after, John Moss, of Groton, 
and Lieftenant Carter's daughter of Lancaster, were set at liberty, and 
nine more without ransom : as Goodman Emery, his little boy, when our 
army marchd to Wachuset, and a soldier was ready to shoot at three In- 
dians, and [a] child with them in the habit of an Indian papouse, the child 
at the very instant crying out, he was an English boy, the soldier forbore to 
shoot, and so the child ran to the English and escaped.! And a little after 
Goodwife Kimbol and her five children, whose Godly parents of Ipswich 
sent in to us that day a paper to desire our prayers for the preservation 
and deliverance of her and of her five children, and though she and her 
sucking child, were twice condemned by the Indians, and the fires ready 
made to burne them, yet both times saved by the request of one of theyr 
owne grandees, and afterwards by the intercession of the Sachem of Pen- 
nicook, stirred up thereunto by Major Waldrene, was she and her five 
children, together with Phillip Eastman of Haverhill, taken captive when 
she and her children were set at liberty, without ransom, and sent to 
Major Walderns, and thence brought by her freinds to Ipswich, and to 
myself related the things forementioned of her : and a wicked| of a young 
Indian, to have violated her chastity, but hindered from it by other Indians. 
One more which I should have mentioned before, which got away from 

* This blank, of about three words, I cannot fill. — Ed. 

f See Gookin, Hist. Praying Indians, p. 63. [Then in MS., since printed.] — Ed. 

% There seems a substantive wanting to this adjective, but there is none in the 
original. — Ed. 


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the Indians at Deerfield (the 17th of May*) whose information of the 
state of the Indians there occasioned the going up of those 180 men under 
Capt. Turner and Capt. Holliok, and to give them that battell at Deerfield 
fals the 19th of May. Besides the tidings which was posted to Boston 
that very night of the thanksgiving day, June 29 : 

That Mr. Rowlinson's daughter was brought to Seaconke, by a captive 
sqau, that got away from the Indians, and got home after Mr. Rowlinson's 
son and his sister Diun's daughter, upon theyr ransoms paid, were brought 
to Major Waldrens. And about July 11th, Good wife Ketles elder daugh- 
ter, about 17 y. old, got away from the Indians, to Marlborough, bringing 
her little sister upon her back almost starved : and Goodwife Abbot's boy 
of Andover was brought home almost starved, by a poore squaw that had 
always been tender of him whilst in captivity. In all about 20 captives 
freed twixt May 9th and July 28. And how many hansels of the thing 
itself begd, even the delivering of our pagan enemies some way into the 
hands of us and our Associates of Connecticot and Plimouth, between 
May the 9th and June 29, and afterwards. They speak of what Capt. 
Bratle tooke and killed in Plimouth coasts, the weeke after the fast, the 9th 
of May, about (12) of the Indians at Deerfield Fals, upon whom the English 
came when they were in a deepe sleep, and killed first and last of them 
between (2 and 300) May 19. Presently after by Conecticot forces killed 
and taken (55) of those that after Deerfield fight surrendered up them- 
selves to Norwich men, between 50 and 60 ; (23) more killed at times by 
Hadley, Hatfield and Hampton soldiers, and by our army killd and taken 
first and last, between 50 and 60, so that about 500 enemies were thus 
delivered into the hands of the English, before the thanksgiving day, June 
29. Presently after our thanksgiving day, or at least betwixt May 9th 
and July 26, the Socannet Squaw Sachem, and her 110, delivered up to 
Plimouth men, also 200 more submitting to them for life granted them, 
and 24 more brought in by some of those Indians and some English with 
them, by Connecticot forces, the great Squaw Sachem of Narraganset 
with her (200) taken and slaine neare Warwick, and 38 more afterwards 
by Dedham men with theyr freindly Indians ; seven killed and taken. 
And, as its sayd, our army tooke neare Seacunke aboue an 120. f About 
30 came and submitted to those at Cambridg and Boston : Dedham and 
Medfield men killd 15 : amongst which was Pomewham, and took 35, 
amongst which was Pomewham's son, 50 in all : brought in to Boston by 
Capt. Hunting, 16. Captain Church of Plimouth killed and took of Phil- 
lip's party 79, upon the court's declaration in June for granting life to 
Indians in hostility against us if they came in that month. Capt. John 
Jerthoag a Nipmuk Sagamor came in and some with him, and presently 
after fetched in old Matonas and his son, 120J more, which I think was 
before the thanksgiving day, which 908, put to the other 500, makes the 
whole number 1408 ; not to mention severall parcels which Plimouth men 
others tooke and killed in August upon the arch enemies. Phillip 
was also taken and killed, and near 250, which were taken at the East- 

* In my first transcript I wrote 7th May, and am yet doubtful which is right, and 
perhaps neither. — Ed. 

| An 110 was first written by the author, but was, at the same time, erased, and 
120 written in the same line, directly after. — Ed. 

% Dr. C. Mather, Maga., II, 498, says he brought in "One hundred and four- 
score." — Ed. 

1853.] Letter of Gov. Wentworth on Indian Affairs. 219 

ward in September and sent to Boston ; those killed and taken before 
May by Connecticot forces in winter by the whole English army before, 
and at and after the fight at Narraganset, which would make the whole 
to be between [ ] have opportunity of life [ ] that no man may 

pass under this account the f ] whole is undeniably true. As for the 

work cast upon you, at which you are troubled, [ | pardon that 

when I first heard of yourself as pitched upon for the election court ser- 
mon, I was indeed glad, assureing myself that you would do that which 
if | ] most ?ieedful whatever assures from some base persons may 

be your portion [ ] with court and country. 

Assuredly the holy one and [ ] should not only be talked against 

and have some [ ] made against the same, but really fully and 

speedily reformed : and as I earnestly beg of the Lord that he would be 
with your spirit in his work, so I desire to believe it still appears that he 
is so. To God's grace I commend them and yours, and your holy labours 
to his blessing ; resting yours [ ] unfeignedly by 



[Communicated by F. Kidder, Esq., from the Mass. Archives.] 

Portsmouth, April 21, 1725. 

Sir, — Yesterday was with me a young man who is a soldier in your 
service, by name Cochran, an Irish lad. Two Indians took him at 
Maquiote and carried him to Amoscogen River a day and a half. During 
the second night this Cochran found the Indians fast asleep, went round 
them feeling for a hatchet, and at length found one, with which he des- 
patched them both, and has brought away their scalps. But what makes 
this story more manly, this Cochran lost one of his scalps in his march 
home, so that when he came to our garrison he got three men more of 
his mind, and went up to the place, which they judge near forty miles 
from Mequoite, and there found the Indians as he had said ; so he took 
another piece of his scalp and brings with him. I sent them down yester- 
day, in order to get a passage to Boston, where I hope you will see him 
this evening. It was a brave thing, and I have no doubt but you will 
reward him accordingly. But in these cases our hands are tied up — 
which is very grevious to me. I think such actions should be bountifully 
rewarded. It would stimulate our captives, and put them on upon des- 
perate attempts, which would discourage our enemies 

The young man tells our gentlemen are returning from Canada, ancl 
that no peace. 

Your most obedient, 


* Mr. Gobbet's name is often written with two ts, but his own signature has but 
one. — Ed. 

f The account of this affair, as given in Penhallow's history, is very similar to the 
above. He gives the name of the "lad," Cockram, which should be as above, 
"Cochran," no doubt. Penhallow says he was about 18 years of age. — Ed, 

220 Notes on the Iron Mines in Salisbury, Ct. [July. 


[Communicated by the Rev. Abneb Morse.] 

The great Iron Orebed in Salisbury contains 100 acres ; it was opened 
in the year 1730. For 60 years past, there have been taken out, annual- 
ly, about 2000 tons of ore. The greater part is rich, as from two to two 
and a half tons of ore will make one ton Pig Iron ; and about four tons 
will make one ton Bar Iron ; and the metal is of the best quality. 

There are many other places in this town where ore is found, and 
might, undoubtedly, be obtained in considerable quantities, if sought for. 
A few years back considerable progress was made in raising it at the 
Chatfield Hill, which lies near a mile southwesterly from the great bed ; 
and in Davis'' s Hill, which lies about two miles N. E. from the great 
bed ; but at present the raising it is obstructed by water. It would, how- 
ever, be no very great expense to drain off the water, so that immense 
quantities might be easily come at. 

The proprietors of the orebed have a duty of 67 cents per ton for it, 
lying in the earth — and the price of digging is $1.75 per ton. About five 
miles from Davis's Hill, in a N. E. direction, lies ScovilPs bed, from 
which considerable quantity is taken annually. This ore is not of so 
good a quality as that in the old hill. 

There are about 15 forges in this town and vicinity, which depend en- 
tirely, or in part, on procuring ore here. 

There are two furnaces, which depend entirely on the ore from Salisbury. 

Ancram furnace was built about the year 1740, and lies 12 miles, a 
little north of west from the orebed. 

The furnace in this town, was built by Abr. Hazelton and others, in 
the year 1762; and rebuilt by Richard Smith, 1770. Much the greatest 
part of the iron at this furnace is made into pigs ; some small ware, and 
a considerable number of potash kettles have been made ; and at two dif- 
ferent periods, once during the American revolution, and in the years 
1797 and 1798, there were a great many cannon made ; from those which 
carried a ball of four pounds, to those of 32 pounds weight. This furnace 
has been in blast from four to eight months in a year ; and the quantity of 
iron made will average 18 or 20 tons per week, during the blast. 

Another furna-ce has lately been erected on a mountain in the west part 
of the town, but has not yet been in blast. 

The pond which furnishes water for the furnace, a gristmill, and carding 
machine, contains about 700 acres surface of water. It was called by the 
natives Wanscopomick. The surrounding land is of an excellent quality, 
well cultivated, and affords many pleasant sites for building. There are 
in this town eight other ponds, one of which is larger, and the others 
smaller. There are also a great number of creeks, scattered over the 
whole town, which afford very many excellent seats for every kind of 
works which can be carried by water. 

This town is very mountainous. A great proportion of the land is unfit 
for tillage, and must therefore be reserved for the growth of wood. 

The foregoing facts, viz., the abundance of ore, the quantity of wood, 
and the variety of seats for water works, afford a prospect that at some 
future time this town may rival Sheffield or Birmingham, in the exten- 
siveness of its iron manufactures. 

1853.] Wadsworth Monument. 221 


Sudbury Fight is one of the most memorable events in the history of 
Philip's war. When did that fight happen ? This important question is 
proposed to be settled in this communication. Whether it were the 18th 
or 21st of April, 1676, that King Philip at the head of his warriors, " met 
with, and swallowed up valiant Capt. Wadsworth," as Colonel Church 
records it, is a question deserving of attention, no one will probably enter- 
tain a doubt. 

Upon the Monument recently erected to commemorate that event, the 
old date, 18 April, is retained. I shall now proceed to show that that 
date is erroneous, and that the 21st of April is the true date. 

On the 23d of November last, Governor Boutwell delivered an " Ad- 
dress at the Dedication of the Monument to the Memory of Capt. Wads- 
worth, at Sudbury." In the course of his " Address," he alludes to the 
doubt in regard to the date of the Fight, and says, " Some writer has 
stated that the battle was fought on the 21st, instead of the 18th of April." 
"It may not be proved," he adds, "that it was fought on the 18th, but 
it is determined [settled] that it was fought previous to the 21st." And 
that the old date, 18 April, is sustained by the evidence he had gathered. 

I will, in the first place, examine the contemporary historians. And 
first, Hubbard. This author is by far the most valuable one we have on 
the early Indian wars, and is as accurate as any man could have been, 
under the circumstances. But in many instances he has committed errors 
of date as well as of fact. In his narration of what happened in and 
about Sudbury, he is somewhat confused ; placing the events of several 
days as though they all happened the same day. This was owing to his 
not receiving a correct account of the events in the order in which they 
happened. Hence it is not strange that he has set down the date of Sud- 
bury Fight under the date of another skirmish — evidently considering 
them as happening at the same time, or on the same day, which I shall 
show to be an error. Hubbard does not distinctly say that the fight was 
on the 18th of April, in the body of his narrative, though the inference is 
clear that that date is meant ; but in a sort of addenda to his work, which 
he calls a " Table," he does say distinctly, that " Sudbury, a convenient 
town, violently assaulted, Apr. 18, 1676." And this, I have not a shadow 
of doubt, was President Wadsworth's authority for the date which he 
placed upon the old Monument. 

Secondly, Mather. His work is in the style or form of a diary ; events 
being put down from day to day, as it were. Under the date 18 April, 
he records no event ; under the 19th, only that " a man was killed at 
Weymouth and another at Hingham. And they burnt down the remain- 
ing deserted houses at Malbery," [Marlboro'.] But under date, " April 
20. A day of humiliation was observed at Boston. The next day sad tid- 
ings came to us [that is April 21.] For the enemy set upon Sudbury, 
and burnt a great part of the town ; and whereas Captain Wadsworth (a 
prudent and faithful man) was sent out for their relief with about seventy 
armed men, a great body of Indians surrounded them, so as that above 
fifty of ours were slain that day, amongst whom was Captain Wads- 
worth and his Lieutenant Sharp. Also Captain Brattlebanck (a godly 
and choice spirited man) was killed at the same time. Also they took 
five or six of the English and carried them away alive, but that night 

222 Wadsworth Monument. [July? 

killed them in such a manner as none but savages would have done. 
For they stripped them naked, and caused them to run the gauntlet, 
whipping them after a cruel and bloody manner, and then threw hot ashes 
upon them ; cut out the flesh of their legs, and put fire into their wounds, 
delighting to see the miserable torments of wretched creatures. Thus are 
they the perfect children of the Devil. What numbers the Indians lost in 
this fight, we know not, only a captive since escaped out of their hands, 
affirms that the Indians said one to another, that they had one hundred 
and twenty fighting men killed this day." 

This is Dr. Mather's whole passage, or all he says about Sudbury 
Fight, which is thought worthy a place in these pages, as his work is 
now to be met with only in the libraries of the curious, or those of insti- 
tutions, accessible comparatively to but few. From this account, the 
news, certainly, of Capt. Wadsworth's defeat reached Boston on April 
21st. Dr. Mather lived in Boston, and no doubt recorded things day by 
day. That the appalling news reached Boston on the day of the tragedy 
cannot admit of a doubt, for Sudbury was then reckoned to be but 18 
miles from Charlestown. 

Thirdly. Major General Daniel Gookin. This soldier, magistrate 
and author was then in active service, and resided, at Cambridge. He 
left an account of this war, which, while it was written to vindicate the 
conduct of the Christian Indians during the war, is one of the most valua- 
ble records of the transactions of the war to be found. His advantages for 
correct information were superior to those of any other man of that day. 
All the Indians who served with and for the English in these parts, were 
under his immediate command. He employed them as soldiers, spies 
and runners, on all occasions, and he was the first to hear of successes or 
disasters. He kept minutes of all important information, and from those 
minutes he composed a history, which he sent to England in manuscript, 
to the Society for Propagating the Gospel among the Indians. With the 
advantages here exhibited, it is not strange if we find the best, and only 
intelligible account of the Sudbury Fight, in his history. It is entitled a 
history of the praying Indians during Philip's war. This work, though 
now printed in the Arclicdogia Americana of the Antiquarian Society, is 
little known beyond the limits of extensive libraries ; it is therefore ex- 
tracted here without abridgment, as well for its intrinsic value as a histor- 
ical relation of a memorable event, as for its bearing so decidedly upon 
the point at issue. It may not be improper to remark, by the way, that 
if General Gookin's account had been consulted by those who had the 
supervision of the erection of the new Monument, they could hardly have 
failed to adopt the correct date upon it. 

Major Gookin says "as these tidings came to Charlestown, [that Sud- 
bury was attacked] just at the beginning of the Lecture there ; " that 
himself and Mr. Thomas Danforth (also a magistrate) "were then hear- 
ing the Lecture Sermon, and being made acquainted therewith, they 
withdrew out of the meeting house, and immediately gave orders for a 
ply of horses belonging to Captain Prentiss' troops, under conduct of Cor- 
poral Phipps, and the Indian Company under Captain Hunting, forthwith 
to march away for the relief of Sudbury. Captain Hunting with his 
Indian Company being on foot, got not to Sudbury until a little within 
night," and then found that the Indians had accomplished their work, and 
had retreated " unto the west side of the river of Sudbury, where also 
several English inhabited." Nothing therefore could be done against 

1853.] Wadsworth Monument. 223 

them, and Captain Hunting and his men lay on their arms the remainder 
of the night of the 21st of April. " Early in the morning, upon April 
22d, our 40 Indians having stripped themselves and painted their faces 
like to the enemy, they passed over the bridge to the west side of the 
river, without any Englishman in their company, to make discovery of 
the enemy (which was generally conceived quartered thereabout.) But 
this did not at all discourage our Christian Indians from marching out for 
discovery ; but the enemy were all withdrawn. Our Indian soldiers hav- 
ing made a thorough discovery, and to their great grief (for some of them 
wept when they saw so many English lie dead on the place among the 
slain.) Some they knew, namely, those two worthy and pious Captains, 
Capt. Broklebank of Rowley and Capt. Wadsworth of Milton, who with 
about 32 private soldiers were slain the day before. For Capt. Wads- 
worth lying with his company at Marlborough, being left there to 
strengthen that frontier upon the return of the army, he understanding 
that the enemy had attacked Sudbury, took a ply of his men, about 
six files, and marched for their relief; with whom Capt. Brocklebank 
(who kept quarters at Marlborough) went ; seeking this opportunity, as a 
good convoy, to go to Boston to speak with the council. Capt. Wadsworth 
being a valiant and active man, and being very desirous to rescue his 
friends at Sudbury, marched in the night with all the speed he could ; 
and his soldiers, being spent and weary with travel and want of rest, fell 
into the enemy's ambushment in the morning ; and the enemy being nu- 
merous encompassed him round, so that they were generally cut off, ex- 
cept a few that escaped to a mill which was fortified, but the people were 
fled out of it ; but the enemy knew not of their flight, and so, supposing 
the mill to be strong, they ventured not to attack it. At the same time, 
Capt. Cutler of Charlestown with a small company, having the convoy of 
some carts from Marlborough, that were coming to Sudbury, having se- 
cured his carriage at a garrison house, escaped narrowly from being cut 
off by the enemy. The enemy also, at that time, cut off some English 
soldiers that were coming down under the conduct of one Crowell, of 

From such minute and particular statements, and coming from such 
authority, it is difficult always successfully to appeal. We will next pro- 
ceed to another contemporaneous writer, who, like Dr. Mather, resided in 
Boston at the time of the Sudbury Fight, and though an anonymous writer, 
he is undoubtedly entitled to credit, in the absence of any apparent mo- 
tive to make a wrong statement. This author, whoever he was, seems to 
have noted down the facts of the war as they came to his knowledge, and 
to have communicated them in letters to a friend in London. Sir Roger 
L'Estrange licensed them to be printed, October 11th, 1676; the letters 
extracted in the work, cover a period " From the 5 of May to the 4th of 
August, 1676. In this tract the date of Sudbury Fight is given " April 

Fifthly. Hon. Judge Sewall. — Under date " April 21, 1676," Judge 
Sewall thus writes in his diary. — Nota bene. Friday, about three in the 
afternoon, Capt. Wadsworth and Capt. Brocklebank fall. Almost an hun- 
dred, since I hear about fifty men slain, three miles off Sudbury. Y e s d 
town burned garrison houses excepted." 

Here, it would not be presumptuous to rest the case, as conclusively 
settled, without argument. But that no doubt may hereafter remain, it 
may be more satisfactory to those who have not the means of investigation 

224 Wadsworth Monument. [July? 

at hand, to make a statement relative to some points in the testimony. 
And firstly, Mr. Boutwell, in his excellent and eloquent " Address," be- 
fore noticed, suggests that the date on the old monument must be correct, 
because Captain Wadsworth's own son caused it to be placed there, and 
that he had the best means of ascertaining the correct date of the death 
of his father. Now this may depend entirely upon circumstances. Pres- 
ident Wadsworth might, or he might not have the best means of knowing 
the date in question. We do not know whence he derived the date, but 
are confident in the opinion that he derived it from Mr. Hubbard's Nar- 
rative. About sixty years had elapsed before a Monument was erected. 
President Wadsworth knew nothing of the time of the Sudbury Fight, 
except from some record. There may have been such a record in the 
family bible at Milton, but we hear nothing of any such. But supposing 
there had been such a record, President Wadsworth would very naturally 
recur to Mr. Hubbard's History, as the most authentic source of whatever 
related to the war ; for, in his time, there was no other history of it extant 
so common in all libraries as that work.* 

Secondly. That Sudbury Fight was on a lecture day, there is, and can 
be, no question. Gen. Gookin could not be mistaken as to this point. 
It has already been stated, in his own words, that himself and Mr. Dan- 
forth were in the meeting house at Charlestown, attending the Lecture, 
when " tidings" came to them that Sudbury was attacked, &c. Now, 
what were the days for holding Lectures at Charlestown ? By a reference 
to Mr. Buddington's History of the First Church of that town, this question 
is easily settled. It is there stated that the regular Monthly Lectures were 
held in that town on Fridays. And we know that the 21st of April, 1676, 
was Friday. Here we think the case may be safely dismissed, as fairly 
and conclusively settled. 

This examination has been made solely for the sake of discovering the 
truth. Sudbury Fight is a great event in the early annals of New Eng- 
land, and it is of great importance that the time it happened should be 
truly stated, and the correction made upon the new Monument without 
delay ; for every day it is suffered to bear a wrong date, adds to the 
difficulty arising from the multiplication of such errors. Hundreds now, 
and thousands hereafter, will yearly visit this Monument, and with their 
pencils transcribe the inscription, and thereby give additional currency to 
an error, not being aware that it is such. The descendants of those who 
escaped or fell on that disastrous day, will hereafter make pilgrimages 
from the far West, to the place where their ancestors fought and bled ; 
confidently believing, that on the day of their visit, just five hundred, or 
just one thousand years before, as the case may be, and on that very spot, 
the deadly tomahawk and scalping knife, accompanied with the terrific 
yell of the savages, were dealing death among those, who here laid down 
their lives and left their inheritance to them. 

Cost of War. — The following is said to be the amount of money 
raised in England in 24 years, viz., from 1793 to 1817, to carry on the 
war with France and to settle up, viz : — 

In taxes, . . . $6,000,000,000 

Borrowed, . . . 1,902,490,550 

Premiums . . . 830,537,492— $8,733,028,042 

*The reader will find other facts in Gage's Hist, of Rowley, Shattuck's Hist, of 

1853. J Will of Edward Dillingham. 225 


[Communicated by Mr. Dean Dudley of Boston.] 

[Edward Dillingham, gent. Freeholder of Bitteswell, Co. Leicester Eng., about A. D. 
1600. Arms : — Argent, ten fleurs de lis 4, 3, 2, 1. Thomas Dillingham living at 
Over Dean, A. D. 1600, had sons, viz. — 1 John born 1600, D. D. 2. Theophllus 
born 1602, Master of Clare Hall, Camb. A. D. 1654, left posterity. Rev. Thomas, 
of the same family, was Rector of All Saints, Barnwell Co. Northampt. A. D. 1618, 
left posterity. William wrote a Life of Dr. Chadderton. The family were very nu- 
merous in the Parish of Dean about A. D. 1600. D. D.] 

The last will and testament of Mr. Edward Dillingham, exhibited to 
the Court held at Plymouth the first day of June 1667 on the oaths of 
Stephen Wing and William Griffith. 

Know all men that I Edward Dillingham do make this my deed of gift 
to my two sons Henry Dillingham and John Dillingham in Trust not to 
be their proper right, but the proper right of the persons hereafter named 
only they two are to take care of the goods until the owners send for 
them, only they two have liberty to take so much out of the goods, as 
shall pay them their charges layed out about the goods, the goods con- 
veyed are three mares and three foals, two-year-old horses, two milch cows, 
one four years old steer, one three years old steer, one two years old steer, 
one two years old heifer, three one year old heifers with some other things, 
which shall be set down in the conclusion hereof. 

The persons, whose proper right these goods are, are :->— 

Robert Low of Bitswell, son to blind Robert Low ; Thomas Low, com- 
monly called Thomas Low of the Back house ; Thomas Low, called 
Thomas Low in the lane ; Thomas Shatswell ; William Binsent ; 

All those are of Biteswell in the county of Leicester: 

Ann Porter of Shawell in the same county ; 

Richard Porter of the same town and county ; 

Nathaniel Cox of Litterworth ; in the same county ;• 

John Wright of Cottesbith in the same county ; 

Old Cart of Leine in the same county ; 

Edward Clark of the same town and county ; and 

Another man, that hath a bond of mine in his hands that lives at or 
near Earlephilton in the same county ; 

William Thornton of Neather Elbrook in the same county ; 

My hope and desire is, that there may be for Robert Low, twenty-two 
pounds, Thomas Low of the back house eighteen pounds, Thomas Low 
in the lane six pounds, and for Thomas Shatswell one pound, and for 
William Binsent two pounds, ten shillings, Ann Porter four pounds, Rich- 
ard Porter two pounds and ten shillings, Nathaniel Cox one pound, and 
Jonn Wright one pound and ten shillings, Old Cart four pounds; Edward 
Clark three pounds, and another man one pound, William Thornton two 

I hope it may hold out these sums, but, if it should fall short, then you 
must make abatement according to these proportions. 

There is before the sealing of this writing much loss in the Cattle, 
therefore, there must be abatement according to the proportion before 
mentioned. There is to be added to the things before mentioned, namely; 
Henry Dillingham, which he oweth me, as also divers small things which 
I sold to him, which cometh to four pounds and also John Dillingham 
which he oweth me and also for divers small things which T sold to him 

226 The Last Survivor of Cook's Voyage. [July. 

which eometh to five pound and ten shillings, dated the first day of the 
third month called May in the year one thousand six hundred, sixty and 

This Will Recorded Book 4th, page 36, of the Colony Records. 

Attest, Rossiter Cotton, Regr. 

Signed sealed and delivered 
in the presence of Stephen This copy was made by Mr. Cotton, 

Wing and William Griffith. Sept. 7, 1815 at Plymouth. D. D. 

Note. This Will was transcribed by Mr. Cotton, for one of Henry 
Dillingham's descendants of Sandwich, Mass., and by him communicated 
to Hon. John Dillingham of Harwich, (now Brewster,) a State Senator, 
son of Mr. John Dillingham of the same town. 

It is supposed the persons of Leicestershire, mentioned by the testator, 
had sent over cattle to receive back their increase in after years. So 
says Rossiter Cotton. 

In the year 1637, — 

The Plymouth Colony Court granted land in " Sangust " (now Sand- 
wich) for threescore families — and 

" Liberty to view a place to set down on " was given to the following 
men of " Sangust," viz. 

Edmond Freeman, Henry Teake, Thomas Dexter, Edward Dillingham, 
(who had come from Leynn the same year,) W 7 illiam Wood, John Car- 
man, Richard Chadwell, William Amey, Thomas Tupper, George Knott. 

[From Plymouth Records, Book 2nd, pp. 112, 232.] D. D. 

The Last Survivor of Cook's Voyage. — The late survivor of 
Cook's voyages furnishes a pitiable tale. John Beannite Walsh Wade 
was born in New York, May 1, 1751, at the time it was still an English 
colony. In 1778 he was impressed into the British navy, and served in it 
until 1827, a period of 54 years, when he was paid off as a master's mate. 
During that long eventful interval he had been in 42 engagements by sea 
and land, and had been wounded 21 times severely in the head, at the 
Nile. At his outset in seafaring life, he was put on board the Resolution, 
Captain James Cook ; accompanied that celebrated navigator in his voy- 
ages of discovery, and was on shore with him when he was killed, on the 
Island of Owhyee, he himself receiving a spear wound. In 1798, being 
then in the Culloden, at Spithead, he took an active part in the mutiny 
which broke out in the fleet, for which act of insubordination he incurred 
the displeasure of the Admiralty, who, although he remained many years 
after in the navy, and still fought our battles, eventually inflicted their 
punishment by refusing to grant him any pension or relief. He is now in 
his hundreth year, allowed to exist upon the poorest pittance, at Kingston 
on Thames. That he should now be forced to " beg bitter bread through 
realms his valor saved," is, indeed, too like a verification of the words of 
the poet, and we can scarcely suppose that the Admiralty know of his 
situation. — Newspaper. 

Centenarians. — In Chenango County, N. Y., recently died Dr. Ben- 
jamin Yale, aged 102 years 10 months and 3 days. He was a native of 
Connecticut. And in Steuben County, N. Y., died on the 9th inst., Amos 
Holliday, aged 106 years 3 months and 15 days. He served throughout 
the Revolution, and was a participant in the battles of Bunker Hill, Flat- 
bush and Yorktown. — Newspaper, May, 1853. 

1853.] Abstracts of Early Wills. 227 


[Prepared by Mr. Wm. B. of Dorchester.] 
[Continued from page 176.] 

Thomas Sanbrock of Boston. 

Loving friend He?iery Shrimpton of Boston, Executor. For the Estate, 
the best of it I Leave in the hand of my Executor to satisfie my debts. 
[The residue to be divided into three parts,] to parts to Wife Elinor San- 
brock, the other part 20s. to bro. William Sanbrock, to sister Alee San- 
brocke, 40s. ; to Cosen Samvell Sanbrock, 20s. and 40s. to the pore mem- 
bers of the Church of Boston; my fowling pec to my Executor, & my 
halfe picke to Jonathan Shrimpton. The Residew of the third part, to 
Loving Cosen, M r William Pynson, and in Case he shall be ded to be 
distributed Equally amongst his Children. In Case Aney goods, bils or 
Leters shall be sent from England, or aney other parts, Executor to Re- 
ceve them, and to despos of them, for the best Advantag, and to make 
Returns to thos that hands them. [Dated] 16 (3) 1649. 

Wittnes, Edward jfletcher Thomas Sanbrooke 

Samuell Shattock Edw. ffletcher & Samuel! Shattock 

deposed. 6 : 12 : 1649. 

Inventory printed p. 176. Increase Nowell. 

John Gallop,* of Boston. 
Wife executrix. To Sonne, John Gallop, my new shallop, after my 
death. To my dau Joane, my heafFer, my two youngest Sonns, shall 
Imploy my barcke, the first year after my decease, wholly for theire 
mother, and after one yeare to haue two thirds for themselves and one 
third for theire mother, and to repajer and majntejne the bark themselves, 
looking for no helpe from theire mother, only shee shall haue the third of 
profitt ; also my wife shall haue the vse of howses, lands and goods for 
hir Comfortable majntenance So long as shee shall live ; after hir de- 
cease, it shall wholy Remayne & equally devided to my two youngest 
Sonns, Samuell Gallop & Nathaniell Gallop, If they carry themselves as 
obedient, children to theire mother, but if they be rebel ljous, than shee 
shall haue liberty to dispose of all as shee shall thinke Good ; & if one 
Sonne dye before theire mother, then all to remajne to the other ; if both 
dye before theire mother, then my wife shall dispose of all as shee shall 
thinke Good. 1 doe Giue to John Joy, my daughters sonne, £5, to be 
Pajd to him at 21 yeares of Age, &, if he dye before, It shall remajne to 
his brother Joseph. I doe Giue forty shillings to the building of the new 
meeting howse. Dated the 20th of the 10 mo 1649. 
Witness heerevnto, the marke T of 

Nich Vpsall John Search John trallop.t 

John Sweete. 

* This abstract was made from the Will as recorded. It is not on file. 

f The editor of Winthrop's Journal, i. 97, misjudges the chirographical attainments, 
at least, of this veteran and substantial old early settler of Boston, by unreflectingly 
pronouncing him as possessed of " less education than most of our early inhabitants," 
because he made a mark for his name when he executed his will. Now that editor 
did not require to be told that such execution of a will is no proof at all of a man's 
inability to write his name. I shall show elsewhere that no man of that time wrote 
his name handsomer than John Gallop, if he were a fisherman; he was a mer- 
chant likewise. — Editor. 

228 Abstracts of Early Wills. [July. 

9. 12. 1049. John Search & John Sweete deposed before the Court, 
Increase Nowell Sec. Recorded at Request of Samuell Gallops Sonne to 
y e Sajd John Gallop, deceased, this 3d of October 1657. 

Edw d Rawson Recorder & Secrety. 

John Gallop. 
Inventory, 26 th of y e Last Monthe, 1649. Ovvne house and ground 
Lyinge in Boston, being bounded vpon y e weste with y e Land of Matthew 
Chafine, John Sweet Vpon y e Easter sid ; that is to say, y e Howse and 
Garden, together withe y c towne shoare vpon y e flattes, for Liberty of 
Wharfenge r granted by y e towne. The Island, Called by y e name of 
Gallupe's Island, Containeinge about 16 Acres. £12. — foure Acres Lyinge 
at Long Island, of Mcddo ground — <£6; owne Vessell or Pinnis, called by 
ye name of ye Buck— .£100. Whole Amt of Inventory .£311. 10s. 8. 
Wittnesed by Nich Upsall 

Ed. Raynsford Given in to the County Co 1 12 mo 1649. 
Willi Beamsley Incr Nowell sc. 

Osomant Bray of Weymouth. 
Estate prized by Robert Tucker. 23 of the last mo. 48. Testifyed 
before m r Bellingham 24 (8) 1650. William Aspinwall, Record 1 ". 

Isack Grosse of Boston, brewer. 

29 : 3 : (49) Being sicke. To wife, the house I nowe Hue in, w th the 
onset, and one hundred pounds starlinge, £12 in money, the other in 
goods ; Vnto Edmund Grosse, £200. Vnto Clement Grosse, £100; Vnto 
Matthew Grosse, £100 ; Vnto M r John Gotten, teacher of the Church off 
Boston, £10 ; To Philemon Pormort, off Wells, £10 ; To Willm Ward- 
ayle, off Wells £5 ; To George Baytes, off Boston, £5; To my Grand 
Child, Isack Grosse, £20; To my Grand Children, Hanna and Susanna 
Grosse, each £5 ; To my Grand Child, Tho Grosse, £10 ; To the Child 
w ch mv sonn Clements Wiffe goeth w^all, iff borne aliue, £5 ; To my 
Wiffe, besides the above mentyoned, my ser[uant] the Indyan, named 
Lewes. My sonn Edmund, executor. The testator I. Grosse. 

Witnesses hereto 
Tho Marshall 
Isaack Waker. 

This is my further Will, iff my estate shall not extend to make good 
the bequests aboue sayd, that they be abated according to their several 
pportions, saue only M r Cotten and M r Pormort — and my executor shall 
haue sixe monthes to pay the one halfe, and sixe monthes the other halfe. 
Wittnesses to this last clause I Grosse. 

Tho Marshall 
Isaack Waker. 

Debts owing to the testator. — By Thomas Philps, off Damaralls Cove, 
By frauds Knight of Pimaquid, ffor halfe a tun off strong beare. 3. 10s. 
By the Towne off Wells, ffo m r Pormorts Passage c£5. By Willm 
Wardaylc, Willm Wentworth, and Willm Cole, w ch they owe me ffor 
wheat. By Widdowe Puddington, of Aggamenticus, for moneys owinge 
by her husband, beffore his deceas, 22lb. By Willm Hilton, of Pascat- 
aqua, by wine and beare 261b. By Thomas Willms, of Puscataqua, by 
wine and beare 33ZZ». By M r Lane, of Strawbury banke, ffor the hire of 
a barke 4Qlb. 06. More by M r Lane, ffor the hire of a barke and ffor 

1853.] Abstracts of Early Wills. 229 

damage ffor want off the barke, as also ffor the barke it selfe w ch he sold 
wmout order, and ffor damage othe r , 128lb.l3s. By Tho Waye, off Isle 
offSholes. By Tho Yeo, off Boston. By Rice Codogen off A ggmentycus 
in the p r vince off Mane ; By Samson Anger, off do. Oliue Ellen, off the 
same, to wine ; John Ball, off the Isle of Sholes. Rice Jones, of Boston ; 
M r John Truworthy ; Blasden off Salsbury ; Samuell Winsley ; Sherwood, 
off Pentucitt, M r Coppen, off the new towne at Newbury ; Willm Welster, 
the Brewer, off Strawbury Banke ; James Oliuer, 42 Bush J Malt ; M r 
Perry, off Newhaven ; Sentyon, the Baker, off Wethersfeild ; Tho Sadler, 
off Wethersfeld ; Tho s Stanton ; Capt. Clarke, off Road Island ; Mr. 
Throgmorton, Henry Bull, off Road Island, 10 bushells of Barly, to be 
payd in ffatt Weathers ; John Stow ; M r Holland, of Dorchester ; Roger 
Amadowne, of Waymoth ; M r Stowman and Callycott ; Heugh Clarke, off 
Watertowne ; John Loe, off Boston ; Robt Nashe, a butt off Muddary sack 
12lb ; Willm Payne, off Ipswich. 

Inventory 5 : 4mo : 49, by Tho Marshall, Isaack Waker, Amt. 7831b. 
16. 09. 

John Stonnard, of Rocksbury. 
Inventory 20 Aug. 1649, by lsack Heath, John Johnson, William Parke. 
Amt. 135Z6. 00. 6. 

John Pope, of Dorchester, 

Who dessesed the 12 of the Second month, 1646. Vnto wif, all my 
Land, and my howse in the great Lots ; 35 Ackers in the great Lots, 2 
Ackers of Meadow in the Calves pastur, 9 Ackers by the mill, 9 Ackers 
by the 20 Acker Lots, my 20 Acker Lote, also 12 Ackers of Land 1 
bought of M r Borne; my Right in all the Common of the Meadow, also 
own Acker at M r Stowtones great Lots, end of Meadow ; Vnto my daughter 
my dwelling house, and ground belonging to it, provided she be willing 
that hir Mother should abide in It, As Long as her mother doth se Cause. 
If she be not Willing, hir mother shall have the disposing of it as she do 
se Cause, and all my goods I give vnto my sarvant mayd, Ane Wellmoton, [?] 
15s.; vnto my sarvant, Hannah Janson, 5s. at the end of hir time ; Vnto 
William Smead, my Littell boy, my Lomes, and such Taklinge as do be- 
long vnto them, which is to the vallevv of Sib, provided he be willing to 
dwell with my Wife after his time is out, also provided he be willing to 
Learn my Trad, and that their be A comfortable Agrement mad betwene 
the[m] Afterward. I do Consider Stephen Hoppen, in Regard of his 
meannes [poverty,] and also in Regard of his Willingnes to the Trade, to 
set him in a way of work, I give him A lome I have half mad, likewise a 
Reed I have, which I do vallew in 5s.; To my bro. Thomas, my new 
stufe sut of Azell * ; To my bro. Joshua, my sisters husband, I give tow 
vper Coats, and som other Azell. 
Witnes, Henry Kibby 

John Peirce. Proved 5 (4) 49, by Henry Kibby &/ John Pierce. 

William Aspinwall, Record 1 '. 

Henry Keeby &, John Pierce further witnes, the testator did declare to 
them, it was his will his wife should have the goods &, dispose of the 
same, whether his dau. be willing her mother abide in the house or no. 
Testifyed vppon their former oathes, in presence of Increase Nowell, sec : 

# Hazel, (a light brown color) is no doubt meant, — JEditor. 

230 Abstracts of Early Wills. [July ; 

Inventory of the goods of John Pope, sen r of Dorchester. Taken 1 June, 
1649, by Humprey Atharton, Walter Harris, Hopestill foster. Am 1 . 
184/&. 12. 06. Debts due £66 10. 06. Witnessed by Geo Weekes & 
Richard Baker. 

Will of William Homes. 

12 Nov, 1649. I, Maior William Homes, being sick, Vnto loving 
kinswomen, Margarett Homes & Mary Homes, now residing at the Island 
of Antego, and dau 8 of my deceased bro. Thomas Homes, all my Planta- 
tion, w th the appurtenances vpon the said Island ; all my estate, goods, 
&,c that belong and shall be due vnto me from Captayne Joseph Lee, or 
any other person vpon said Island, to be equally devided betweene them ; 
To said kinswomen, all the lands, goods, &c. I haue in New England, 
except what I shall otherwise dispose of, to be equally devided betweene 
them. Vnto my sister in Law, Margarett Webb, alias Homes, the late 
wife of my bro. Thomas Homes, and to Rachell Homes and Bathsheba 
Homes, two other dau s . of my said bro., all now living in London, if they 
hereafter come over into New England, all my farme, w th the appurte- 
nances, lying in Scituate, in N. E., now or late in the possession of Wil- 
liam Brooke ; one halfe said farme to Margarett Webb, als Homes, during 
her life, after her decease to Rachell & Bathsheba. The other half, to said 
Margarett towards bringing vp said Rachell & Bathsheba till they attayne 
the age of 16, or be married, each of them at said age or marriage to take 
possession of one quarter part of the said farme. If neither my sister 
Margarett, Rachel, or Bathsheba come over into N. E. then my will is, 
that the farme, &c. remaine to Margarett &, Mary Homes, equally to be 
devided betweene them. Whereas there are certaine arreres due vnto 
me for being a souldier &> Comander in the army & seruice of the King 
& Parliament, my desire to my sister in Law, Margarett, also to my ex- 
ecutors, [is] that they take care for obtayning said arreres, w ch being 
effected, I give the same vnto my aforesaid kinswomen, Margarett, Mary, 
Rachell & Bathsheba, at 16 years of age, or marriage. [In case of the 
decease of either to be equally divided among the survivors.] Vnto my 
kinsman, Job Hawkins, of Boston £20. w th in 2 months after my decease. 
James Penn, &, Robert Scott, Executors, [each] £5. William Homes. 

Witnesses — John Dane. 

John Bosworth John Richbell deposed 30 (9) 1649. 

Nicholas Simknes [?] 

John Richbell William Aspinwall, Record 1 " 

Michall Bacon, of Dedham. 
14 : 2 : 1648. Vnto Michall Bacon, my Eldest sonne, one tipped 
pott, [torn off] siluer spoones, after my decease, [and] my stuff coate 
and my stockings. Vnto Daniell Bacon, my second sonne, the best kowe &, 
the best steere that shall be mine at the time of my decease, pvided, said 
kowe or steere be let out vpon hyer at [torn off] of my decease. At the 
end of the tearme of hyer they shall be deliuered vnto said Daniell. In 
case of losse of said cattell, my executor shall make it good. Vnto sonne 
Daniell, my best Iron kettle, and three pewter dishes, of middle sort in 
value ; my own best [torn off] Coate, & my wiues best Gowne. Vnto 
John Bacon, my third sonne, my pcell of vpland, Comonly called the 
twelve Acre Lott, with all buildings, &c thervpon ; also that pcell of 
Meadow adioyning, allso, four Acres of Meadow Lying in ffowle Meadow, 

1853.] Abstracts of Early Wills. 231 

in Dorchester ; all woodlands & swamps granted me by the Town ot 
Dedham, excepting that Swampe that Lye one the North [of] Charles 
Riuer. To sonn John, my best fTeather bedd, except one, [torn] twoo 
pillowes & pillow bieres, one blancket, best couerlet except one, one payer 
of [torn] fine ope seamed sheetes, my bigg [torn] pott, &, one trammell. 
Vnto Sarah Bacon, my dau. my Tenement, wherin I now dwell, with all 
the houses, lands, &c. ther vnto belonging, also seauen acres of meadow 
in Broade Meadowe, & twoo Acres of my pcell of six acres in ffoule 
meadow, to be differently deuided from the other four Acres formerly in 
this my will giuen to my sonn John ; also, four Acres of Land vpon the 
great playne, lately purchased of Richard Ellice ; ailso, that pcell of 
wood land I formerly purchased of Edward Culluer. If Sarah decease, 
without leaueing issue, all Lands giuen her shall at the end of one year 
after her decease returne to my twoo sonnes, Daniell & John, to be 
equally devided betwixt them. If Sarah leaue issue that shall not Hue to 
the age of 18 yeares, it shall returne as before said, to my two sonnes. 
If her issue Hue to the age of 18, then my gift shall be of full force to 
them & their heires. To Sarah, all my cattell not formerly disposed of; 
all my swine liuing or dead, my household stuffe not here in bequeathed, 
w th all instruments of husbandry, my Cart wheeles with what doe belong 
to them, reserueing the Corne &, debts due me, to the use of my executor ; 
To Sarah, my [orchard ?] being on the Hand playne ; Vnto Thomas Ban- 
croft, my Sonne in Law, 20s, to be payd within one yeare after my de- 
cease. John Bacon, my sonne, Executor, vnto whom I giue all my goods 
not disposed of. sign 

Michaell (q Bacon. 

In p r sence of 
John (K Kingsberry, Daniell ffisher deposed 26 (2) 1649. 

Eleazer Lusher, Increase Nowell, sec y 

Daniell ffisher . 

Memorandum. Anthony Huhbert is to paye to for that bullock he 
bought, the same price he agreed for vpon purchase he is to paye the ex- 
ecutor ; as for that bullock of 3 yeare old, Anthony Hubbert receaued 
vpon condicion to bring vp another steere to the same age, he is dis- 
charged of that engagement, if the Testator recouer not. Anthony Hub- 
bert is to pay for the testator 10s. to Mr. Allen, pastor, & 7s. 6d. to John 
Morse. Inventory of Michaell Bacon, of Dedham, taken by Eleazer 
Lusher, John Eaton, Daniell Fisher, 20.2. 1649. Amt 54lb. 15.04. 
John Bacon deposed 26 (2) 1649. 

12 : 12 : 1649. Mr. Comfort Starr, sen r testfyeth, That M r W** Han- 
berry of Boston, merchant, about four or fiue dayes before his death, very 
affectionately vttered these words in my heareinge, vnto his wyfe saying, 
that shee had beene a good wyf vnto him, and that yf he had a thousand 
tymes so much more than he had (or a thousand worlds) he would that 
shee should have it all, at w ch tyme hee was sound in memory to this 
dep nts judgment and vnderstanding. Comfort Starr. 

Deposed 13 : 12 : 1649. Isaac Waker & Mary Souther testified 

and deposed to the same. Increase Nowell, sec r 

Inventory of M r W m Hanbury, late of Boston, merch 1 , deceased. 21. 12. 
1649 by m r John Clark, Chirurgeon, m r Jn° Hughson, merch*, &, Na- 
thaniel Sowther. Amt. ,£1453. 01. 08. 

There is a farme at Joanes Riuer in question betwixt him &» his brother 

232 Abstracts of Early Wills. [July, 

John of c£100, and also <£100 w ch wil be, at old m rs Hanburies decease, 
in England, w ch I tooke not at for p r sent. out of w ch estate I intend to giue 
two thirds (debts being payd) to my foure children, of what will be gott in 
w th respect to the Eldest, according to his byrthright, and to the rest as I 
shall think good, and the remaynder I reserue to myself. 
[Signed as above.] 12 mo 1649. Increase Nowell sec. 

Thomas Richards of Weymouth. 

17. 10. 1650. At present in the towne of Hull, in the house of Tho. 
Loring, beinge sicke. When my sonne John Come home my whole estat 
shall be Cast vp, what it Comes too, and Sonnes John, James, Samuell, 
Josephe, and Beniamine shall have all of them alike : dubble portions to 
my daus. Sonne John, haue beene at greater Charge w th him then with 
aney of the other Daus Mary, An, Alee and Hannah shall haue halfe so 
much as my sonnes ; all alike, only dau. Mary shall haue teene pound 
moore then aney of the other. My wife shall haue sufficient maintaine- 
ance allowed heere out of my estat, that is to say, thirty five pound a 
yeere, deurringe life, the manner of it at discrestion of [overseers.] To 
bro Tho Loringe, £5 for the troubell they have beene at with me. To 
Thomas Prosser 20s. Sonne John shall have sonns Josephes and Ben- 
[amines portions in his hand Vntill they be twenty and one yeares of age ; 
in the meane time John shall alow them for the vse of it what shall be 
thought fet by the overseers, sonne John, Thomas Loringe and JSicolas 
Baker, Both of Hull ; what Charge they be at the shall be satisfied out of 
my estat. 
Witnesse My hand Thomas Richards. 

Thomas Loringe 

Nico Baker Proved by them in Court 28 (1 1) 1650. 

The same day the above named Heirs James, Joseph, Benjamin & 
Hannah petition Court that their Mother M rs Welthian Richards have 
power to improve the Estate vntill our brother John Richards shall returne, 
he being now in England, or, in case of his not returninge, vntill the 
Court thinke good to dispose otherwise, and that our Mother may returne 
an Inuentory of the Estate." Signed also by Ephraim Hunt, Thomas 
Loringe, Nico Baker. M r Thomas Hinckley, & M r Willm Bradford by 
letter desire the same. 

Inventory of Estate taken by Michael Powell, Thomas Loringe, Thomas 
Dyer, 25 (II) 1650. Amt. ,£1300. 17. 11. Mentions John Parris in 
Barbadoes, John Richards at Kinebek. Goods sent over by M r Richards 
to sell for Henry Powell, John Hatch, William Hatley. Mrs Richards 
testifyed. 28 (11) 1650. William Aspinwall. Record 1 ". 

Another Inventory taken 3 : 10 : 1651. 

Elizabeth Moricke. 
Widdow of Jno Morricke deseased ; at Hingham But now Dwellinge in 
Roxbery, Not deprived of my witt & sences. Robert Hull of Boston &/ 
Leonard ffellowes of Great Bowden in old England. Executors. Vnto Wil- 
liam ffellowes of Ipswidge, <£10. Richard fellowes of Conecticot, £\0. 
Samuell ffellowes of Salisbury, <£10 ; William Healy, of Roxbery, £8 ; M r 
Eliut, of Roxbery, 20s. ; M r Danforth, of Roxbery 10s; M r Hubbert, the 
minister of Hingham, 10s. Ann Hillard, of Hingham, John Scath & 
Ann Scath Is [each,] Jeames Johnson & Jno Hull of Boston, Overseers. 
To each 5s. 14 March 1649. That .£8 expressed in the 9 th line is £4 

1853.] Abstracts of Early Wills. 233 

to himselfe & the other £4 betweene the two eldest children of the s d 
William Healy. I giue to my sister Grace Allam In Linckconeshire £h. 

Witness The marke ' ^D of 

RW Root Waker Elizabeth Moricke. 

John Hull. Deposed 5:7: 1650. Encr : Nowell 

Estate of Elizabeth Moricke, prized. 5:7: 1650, by James Euerill, 
James Johnson. 

Elizabeth Purton of Boston. 

Widdow. Vnto Robert Blott, of Boston, the full worth of 40s., to be 
paied him suddeinely, after my Departure by Death, in such things of 
mine as now he hath in his possession. Vnto my sonn, John Purton, 
whatsoeuer shall Bee Left Remaining of mine ; whether in the Custody 
of Joseua Scottow, or in Possession of Robert Blott or of any other. [If 
John die] my feather bed shall be giuen vnto M r John Cotton, teacher of 
Boston church ; 40s. vnto John Mellowes, of Boston. In Case the Adven- 
ture Comitted vnto sonn John by s d Mellowes be not Returned vnto s d 
John Mellowes or vnto any for him. My Bible vnto Robert Blott. What 
shall be Left, Legasies taken out, shall be Comitted vnto the Deacons of 
the church of Boston for s d churches vse. 18 : 12 : 1650. 
Witnessed by Vs The mark ^ ^ of 

John Hull Elizabeth vl Purton. 

The mark U of Testefyed in Court 29 (2) 1650 by John Hull 

Ralph Greene. William Aspinwall Record 1 " 

David Phippeny. 

Vnto wife Sarah, the house I dwell in, & my shopp with the shore, also 
what tooles are mine, there being an hundred foote taken out for to 
three houses vppon from the hygher end of it, I meane westward, what 
shal be remainge shall belong to the house giuen to my wife. The three 
hous lotts is appointed, one for Benjamin, another for Gamaliel & the 
other to my sonne George, &, another house, being in the streete leading 
out to Roxbury, vppon the left hand, in the outside of goodman Woodward. 
Also, vnto Thomas Yeo my sonne in lawe, that plott of ground betweene 
good man Batts <~ A -^ & my selfe, from the streete backward, fourty foote. 
Also to my sonne Georg Vickars. a Cowe, to be made good by my wife 
to them. Sonne Joseph Phippenie, joint Executor, w th my wife, pertaine- 
ing all my land in Hingham. David P/iippeny. 

This will was accepted & approved at the Court at Boston, Si (8) 1650. 

William Aspinwall, Record 1 " 

Inventory accepted same day. Prised by James Everill. Am 1 <£220. 
19. 09. — " a dwelling house wherein George Deere Hues £22 ; " "a pcell 
of land giuen vnto his son in lawe Thomas Yew, lyeing betweene his 
dwelling house & Bartholmew Barlow c£8." 

Clement Brige of Waymouth. 
1648. To son Thomas, my home Lott at Plemouth, 20 acres, and my 
Bigest Iron Pott. To Son Jonathan, 3 acers of Land Joining John Rees 
Lands, That is not Brak vp, and to Enter to it when hee is of the aige of 
18 ; When 21 to haue 4 th pt of all my land in Waymouth ; after the 
decese of my Wiff one 4 th more. If Shee die Before Jonathan Be 21, 
then it be for the Bringing vp of my Children. To Son Clement, my 
housing & the other halfe of my Land in Waymouth. To Sons Thorn-, 

234 Abstracts of Early Wills. [July, 

Dauid, John & Remond my other Land at Plemouth Equally amongst 
them. After Clement do Enter to the fors d Land hee shall giue his 
Brother Remond, 20s., John 10s. ; Jonathan shall giue 10s. to his bro. 
Dauid & to his bro Thorn. 10s. in one yeare after hee do Enter to half 
my land. Wife Executrix ; degon Rogers and Robert Tucker ouerseers. 
Wittnes The mark £ of 

John Rogers Clem 1 £p> Brige 

Robert Tucker Testifyed 24 (8) 1650, before M' Bellingham 

vppon Oath. William Aspinwall. 

Jeremiah More. 

his Samuell 

Inventory taken 13 (11) 1650 by Henry XJ Evans, his "T\C mark 

Richard Walker, Ami. £81. 17. J " L - L/ ° 

mark Dauis, 

Philip Long of Boston. 
Being bound to Seass. Wife Ann, Executrix. 27 Oct. 1658. 

Thomas Squire Philip Long. 

Walter Salter Zackery Phillips & Benjamin Brisco 

Zackery Phillips deposed. 13 Nov 1659. 

Beniamin Briscoe Edw. Rawson, Secrety. 

John Wooddy of Roxbury. 
Inventory taken 4:4: 1650 by John Cogan, William Park, Mary 
Woody testified to the truth of this Inventory of her husband's Estate, 
15 (6) 1650. Increase Nowell. 

Joseph Pell of Boston. 

Butcher. Inventory taken by Tho. Marshall, James Johnson. 23 : 2 : 
1650. Amt £25. 02. 05. Debts owing ,£13. 15. 02. Mentions Bro. 
Robte Scott, M r Stodder, bro. Bumstead, bro. Willm Hudson, bro. Grubb, 
Robte Waterman, Richard Havens, Theodo r Atkinson, Robte Wallker, 
Willm Hely of Roxbury, Amos Richardson, Francis Dowse, Francis In- 
gollds of Lin, M r Whyting of Lin, Henny Bridgham, of Boston, M r Henry 
Webb of Boston, goodm : Jones of Charlestowne, Edw. Kowdale, Willm 
Blanton, Joseph Jewett of Rowley, Robte Turner of Boston. Agreement 
of Elizabeth Pell and the Children of her deceased Husband. The estate 
amounting to .£21. 7, 3. the Children to have £13. 5. 8. the widdow the 
remaynder, accepted by the Court 25 (2) 1650. William Aspinwall, 


Nicolas Willis. 

Inventory taken 20 . 4, 1650, by William Colbron, Jacob Eliot. Amt. 
£681. 02. 01. 

M r Thomas Leverett of Boston. 

Nvncupative Will. 1:2: 1650. Debts of Estate being paid by Ann 
Leverett, wife of Thomas, vnto said Ann all the rest of the estate. 

Wittnes, William Hibbins, Will Colbron, Jacob Eliot. 

Inventory of Estate, taken by Will Colbron, Jacob Eliot. £Amt 328. 
17. " House & ground at Muddy Riuer, cont. 175 Acres more or less 
£100 ; 3 Acres on Centry Hill £30 ; old houses & lands lyeing neare the 
old meeting house in Boston, £50. 

1853.] Abstracts of the Earliest Wills. 235 



[Continued from page 180.] 

[Communicated by Mr. Justin Winsor.] 

Capt Wm Hedge, (Yarmouth.) 
Will. To sons Abraham, Elisha, William, John, Elemuel ; to daugh- 
ters Sarah Matthews, Elizabeth Barnes, Mary Sturgis, and Mercy Hedge ; 
to sister and brother Brooks. His wife Blanch " had dealt falsely with 
him in the covenant of marriage, and departed from him." He gave her 
12d. 30 June 1670. Matthew Fuller, John Gray, John Davis. Inven- 
tory ,£487. 16. 0. 

Wm Basset (Sandwich.) 
Inventory, 9 Aug. 1670, on oath of Mis. Mary Basset. <£184. 10s. 


Will, March 1, 1669. Desires Edw Freeman Senr and Richd Bourne 
to watch over his children, whom he desires to be brought up in the 
Christian faith. To sons Tequatohaohom (?) and William Numack and 
Jonas Numack ; to da. Margery and her son Samuel. His mark. 

George Petcock (Scituate.) 
Being weak and impotent, and not able to dispose of his affairs, resigns 
his body and property to the town of Scituate. 27 Nov. 1670. Cunel 
Studson and Mark Chettenden were appointed to take charge. 

Abraham Martin (Rehoboth.) 
Will. To the chd of brother Richd and the children of John Ormsbey ; 
to Mr Hubbert, pastor at Hingham ; to Hannah Hill, of a place near Med- 
field ; to Moses Mavorick at Marblehead ; to Samuel son of Stephen 
Paine ; £\ to improve the burial place, and £1 for a bell on the church ; 
and 10s for a " bear." Sep. 9. 1669. Inventory £66. 1. 8. 

Henery Howland (Duxbury.) 
Will. To sons Joseph, Zoeth, John, Samuel. To das. Sarah, Eliza- 
beth, Mary, Abigail To his wife Mary. 28 Nov. 1670. Samuel Nash, 
John Sprague. Inventory c£141. 4s. Od. 14. 11 mo. 1670. 

Henery Wood (Middlebury.) 
Inventory on oath of Abigail, widow. By John Morton, Jonathan 
Dunham, Francis Combe, George Vaughan. i£63. 03. 03, 

Joseph Lumbert, 
Aged 29 yrs. in Boston in 1667 met Simon Bringley in the street, who 
told him that John Turner, before he went his voyage gave to Matthew 

236 Abstracts of the Earliest Wills. [July, 

Darbey of Barnstable, all his property in Barnstable, if he should not re- 
turn from sea. July 1671. 

Mr William Lumpkin (Yarmouth.) 
Will. To wife Tamasin Lumpkin ; to da. Tamasin, the wife of John 
Sunderling ; to gd. chds. Wm. Gray, Elisha Eldred and Bethiah Eldred. 
23d July 1668. Inventory £93. 3s. 6d. By John Crowell and John Hall. 

Mr John Barnes (Plymouth.) 
Will, 6 Mar. 1667-8. To wife Jone ; son Jonathan; to grd-son John 
Marshall ; to his cousin the wife of Henry Sampson ; to kinswoman Ester 
Richard. Witnesses, Geo Soule Sen, Samuel Seabury, Saml Hunt. 

Edward Hall, (Rehoboth.) 
Will 23d Nov. 1670. To wife Ester, son John. Inventory 6 Mar 
1670. £84. 

Ester Woodfield (Scituate.) 
Will. To Nic Baker Sen ; to Isaac Buck and his wife Frances ; Ex- 
perience Litchfield of Scituate ; to Judith, wife to Wm Peakes, Senr. ; to 
Israel and Wm Peakes ; to Ryah Peirce, and Pensis Peirce, and to Philip, 
the servant of Michael Peirce ; to Elizabeth, wife of Francis James of 
Hingham ; to Robt Whetcome Senr of Scituate ; to servant Hannah Ewell ; 
to Elizabeth wife Nic Coade ; to Saml Jackson, and to the wife of Thomas 
Hiland. 1672. 27 May. 

Wm Joanes (Scituate.) 
He d. 29 Jany. 1671. Inventory on oath of Dorothy Tubbs. £16. 19. 
By Thomas Clap and Walter Woodworth. 

Ralph Chapman (Marshfield.) 
Will. To da. Sarah and her husband Wm Norcut ; to younger son 
Ralph ; to children Isaach, John and Mary. 28 Nov 1671. Witnessed 
by Peregrine White and Eph Little. Wm Ford Sen, aged 67 ; Thomas 
Tilden aged 50, Anna Little aged 60 yrs ; and Eph Little aged 22 yrs, 
testify that at the making of his will, R. Chapman's hands were so swelled, 
that he could not sign it. Inventory £46. 5s. 9d. 

Thomas Shaw (Barnstable.) 
Will 1672, June 25. To kinsman Robt Parker ; to John Crocker ; 
Joshua Lumbert ; Elder John Chipman ; Jas Hamblin Jr ; Ann, wife of 
Anthony Annable ; David Linnet. Inventory £50. 

Joseph Biddle 4 (Marshfield.) 
Will April 17, 1671. To Mr Samuel Arnold ; to the town's poor; to 
Edward Bumpas Senr ; to Jacob Bumpas, his late servant ; to wife Rachel, 
and her da. Martha Deane. Inventory 26 Sep. 1672. .£221. 7s. lOd. 

(To be Continued.) 

1853.] Elegy on the Death of Rev. John Higginson. 237 


[Communicated by Wm. G. Brooks, Esq., Member of the N. E. Hist. Gen. Society.] 

THE Muses that are three times three, 

Shall never more be call'd by me : 

For I have learned to adore 

The ONE in THREE ; and not one more. 

And hired Mourners I disdain, 

False pity bates not real pain : 

Feign'd Tears, and Hypocritick cryes 

Are an offence to Ears, and Eyes. 

Poetick Genius I have none, ) 

Or but a very Sorry one ; 

Yet can sense loss, and make a Moan : ) 

Plain honest Rhimes will serve his turn, ) 

Who in Good earnest means to Mourn ; > 

And best becomes a Prophets Urn. ) 

My Pastor, Pattern, Friend, and Guide, 

And Father, all together died : 

So many Deaths must needs be felt, 

And any Heart but mine would melt. 

The Church and Town, I first Address, 
Which long enjoy'd the Happiness, 
Of his Soul-Searching Ministry, 
And have or should gain'd much thereby. 
Who by his Preaching got most Good, 
"Weep not enough, if not a Flood. 
And who got least, have yet most cause, 
Had they the Grace a while to pause. 
Who Idle stood, and let him Die ) 
Before they were Converted by > 
His Soul-Inriching Ministry. ) 
Think how the Founder with great Pain 
Blowes, Burns his Bellows, all in Vain ; 
In Vain to such ; but not to him 
Like Noah to the Nephilim, 
Who Preach't and Built his Ark amain 
In Jubals presence : but in vain. 
He warn'd that Cedar-statur'd race 
How Floods of Wrath approach't apace : 
They Eat, they Drank, Bouz'd and Carowz'd 
Till Noah in his Ark was hous'd. 
But what came next, our Lord did say 
The Flood came, Swept them all away. 
Some say it is in vain to Cry ) 

For old Mens Death : for they must Die. > 
Its well for them they must, say I. ) 

Yet God doth let them live the Longer, 
To keep off Vengeance from the Vounger. 
Enoch's long-liv'd Son liv'd too fast ; 
But not too long : the Dart was cast 
As soon as he was got away, 
As his Prophetick name did say. 
Old Stakes whil'st in the Gap they stand, 
They keep off Judgments from the Land. 
Old Saints for Counsel, and for Care 
Heavens Favourites for Faith, and Prayer, 
By Wise Men much esteemed are, 
A Sinful World can ill them spare. 

238 Elegy on the Death of Rev. John Higginson. [July, 

Old Austins Death bodes Hippoes Fate, 

And Luther's, Germany's sad Estate. 

Two Prophets that were Struck in Years, 

Were Israels Horsemen, Charioteers. 

Old Samuel living, was laid by, 

Yet Israel Mourn'd when he did die. 

When dead, the Crowned Son of Kish 

Did more and worse then for him wish. 

A Thoughtless, Thankless World don't know 

To Aged Prophets, What they Owe. 

These Things consider'd, surely we 
In Lamentations needs must be. 
And yet our sorrows won't Suffice 
To pay his Funeral Obsequies. 
Now, all the Churches in the Land, 
And all who in the Pulpit stand, 
Will fresh Supplies of Tears afford, 
And tell their grief before the Lord. 
For when such Men are took to rest, 
Of Omens it is none of the best : 
And Sions Mourners, that before 
Were Weeping, yet will Weep the more. 
And yet he left a Legacy, ) 

That helps to Comfort those that Cry, [ 
And will embalm his Memory. ) 

Now if to others I Refer \ 

My worthy Colleague's Character, 
I Justly may be thought to Err. ) 

And therefore leave upon Record, 
He was a Servant of the Lord. 
That many Others did Excel, ) 

With Parts and Learning furnish't well, J 
For Gifts and Grace, he bore the Bell. ) 
Of Heav'n, and Earth too, he could give, 
As good Account as most that live, 
And was a Living History, 
And New-England's Chronology. 
He was plain-hearted, Prudent, Wise, 
He loved Vertue, hated Vice. 
Zealous for truth, and Error's foe. 
And in Gods Cause did no man know. 
He followed Peace, and Holiness, 
And Visited those in distress. 
Elijah's Mantle to him fell, 
His Double Portion too as well : 
For Rich Aray car'd not a Figg, 
And wore ELISHA's Perrirvigg. 
At Ninety Three had comely Face, 
Adorn'd with Majesty and Grace. 
With Glory Crown' d, his head was Gray, 
And Found in Righteousnesses way ; 
Before he went among the Dead, 
He Childrens Childrens Childnn had : 
Of Ten Years Old a Great Grandson, 
In a streight Line a Quartus John. 
Who if the Lord please may declare 
His Name, to them that Unborn are. 

He left his Widow on the Stage, 
As full of Griefs, though not of Age ; 
Who daily Prayes for her Release, 
That She may also Go in Peace. 
A Prophet he, and Prophets Son, 
By Prophets had Instruction. 
In Learning, he was Educate, 
He did the College Antedate. 

1853.] Elegy on the Death of Rev. John Higginson. 239 

Went to the Lords Feast, at Thirteen, 
Paid his First Fruits whilst he was green ; 
Had his Example followed been, 
A better Country we had seen. 

Young to the Pulpit he did get, 
And Seventy Two Years in't did sweat, 
Longer than Moses Mans Life set. 
And all that while Work-Man was he, ) 
That needed not asham'd to be 
To Old A<>e, was a Fruitful Tree. ) 

A long While he the Father knew, 
And from his Store brought Old and New. 
A faithful Steward in the things 
Pertain'd unto the King of Kings. 
And distributed them with care, 
That every one might have his share. 
Thousands of Sermons he did Preach, 
Not to Please Ears ; but Hearts to Reach. 
Doctrine and sound Divinity 
Within his Ken did always lie, 
For he Kept close unto the Text, 
And to the Doctrine Marrow next. 
His Method regular and plain, 
His Proofs his Doctrines would maintain. 
His Inferences clear and bright, 
From Darkness many turn'd to Light. 
And Exhortations he would Press 
With fervent Zeal and Eagerness. 
His motives very cogent were, 
To make the hard Heart Volunteer. 
His Touch-stone was an use of Tryal, 
Shew'd what a.- Clock by Sacred Dyal. 
Reproofs like Lightning from him flew ; 
But Consolations dropt like dew. 
The one broke Hearts as hard as Stone, 
The other heal'd the Contrite one. 
He was one of the Praying Race, 
That always sought Jehovahs Face, 
And in an Apostolick way, 
Did for Grace, Peace, and Mercy pray. 
Thousands of Prayers he sent on High 
To him that Rideth on the Skie, 
For Blessings for this Church and Town, 
The God of Heaven send them down ! 
He was one of the Sacred Quire 
Angelick Singing that admire, 
And often Sung the Scripture Songs 
In Gods House with the Sacred Throngs ; 
And in his Own, and when Alone : 
And he had Psalms he call'd his Own. 

When as to Preaching he fail'd quite, 
He did in Gods House still delight, 
He could not go, but would be there ; ) 
When Slow to speak, was Swift to Hear, > 
And Ten Amens said in one Prayer. ) 

When to his House he was confin'd 
The light that on a Hill had Shin'd, 
Under a Bushel was now set, 
To stay long there it was not fit. 
So Miseries of Age Invade 
Him from the Foot, unto the Head : 
And new ails daily him betide, ) 

And hem him in on every side, 
The Seige not raised he daily dyed. ) 

240 Elegy on the Death of Rev. John Higginson. [July, 

The faultring Organs his soul us'd, 
The Aged Saint, sometimes abus'd; 
Made Waking Dreams at times prevail, 
That Sense and Reason both would fail. 

This is the Truth ; then w,onder not, ) 
That he himself sometimes forgot, 
And said, and did, he Knew not what. ) 
For Wise Men call faults in such case ; 
Defects of Nature ; not of Grace. 
And yet he would the self same Day, 
Discreetly and Devoutly Pray ; 
Sing Psalms by heart ; Chapters Expound ; 
And in choice Scriptures much abound. 
So lights Expiring blink about ; 
Are sometimes in, and sometimes out ; 
Yet ne're the Candle discommend, 
That burns So clear from End to End. 

So gracious then would be his Speech, 
For him to Speak, was for to Preach. 
He Patriarchal Blessing gave, 
Which his best Visiters did crave. 
And such in Blessings as delighted, 
Did count their Visits well requited. 
He often Spake of his Decease ; 
Waiting Gods Pleasure for release. 
When any ask't him. how he did ; 
Waiting on GOD, he often said : 
Or, As GOD Pleaseth, he Reply'd : 
This was his manner till he dy'd. 

His Hope Held out, he did not faint ; 
But as he Liv'd, he Dy'd a Saint. 
Who Waking, on his Watch did keep ; 
Sleeping in JE S VSfell asleep. 
He Swims in bliss, but we must Wade 
In Sorrows that do us Invade, 
From Day to Day ; but yet we hope ; 
Our Sorrows are but Sudds and Sope. 
To cleanse us from the Dirt and Dung 
That to the FaVn Mans World belong. 
But he is Whiten 1 d, and Gon in 
To that MANS World, that knew no Sin. 

Lord, Whiten us, and us prepare 
For things that Coming on us are ; 
That when our Pulse shall Intermit, 
For our Last Gasp we may be fit ; 
As fit, as was our HIGGINSON, 
And may go in, where he is gon. 

Pray so in Prose as well as Rhime, 

Lord, help us to Redeem the Time ! 


:?>otju WiQQin&on. 

Is gon on in high. 

Oh go in shining. 

He is gon in on high : for Christ did say, 
Oh go in Shining to thy Master's Joy. 

By his Unworthy Colleague, 


1853.] Researches among Funereal Sermons. 241 


[In this Communication, the Editor has confined himself principally to 
his own Series of such Tracts. He is desirous to continue the Article, 
and will gladly receive aid in the labor. Any persons, therefore, pos- 
sessed of old Tracts of the character here used, will confer a great favor 
on the Patrons of the Register, if they will send them to the Publisher ; 
who, after having extracted whatever can serve the purposes above stated, 
will deposit the same in the Archives of the Society, or return them to 
the Contributors, as may be directed. A great number has already been 
collected in the Library of the Society, but there is a vast number yet 
desirable. There should be a copy of everything of the kind, which has 
been printed in New England, deposited in the Library of this Society ; 
for those who succeed us may be as curious to see them, as we have been, 
while the chances of their being preserved are exceeding small if they 
remain in private hands. And, where will these materials naturally be 
looked for, except in the Library professedly devoted to the collection 
and preservation of such works ? 

He has not presumed to add to the information derived from the Tracts 
examined, except in a few instances ; though it would have been very 
easy to have made the majority of the notices quite extensive. What has 
been added, either Biographical or Genealogical, is, for the most part, 
enclosed in Brackets.] 

ABBOT. — " A Sermon delivered at the Interment of the Hon. Jacob 
Abbot, of Brunswick, Maine. By Samuel Eaton, A. M., Pastor of the 
Church in Harpswell. Brunswick : 1820." 8vo. pp. 20. 

There was a Committee appointed by the towns of Brunswick and 
Harpswell to confer with Mr. Eaton about printing his sermon ; and 
though he told them " it was as public as he wished it to be," yet he con- 
sented to its being printed. The Committee say that Mr. Eaton was 
" then in the 83d year of his age, in full health and activity, and attends 
to his parochial duties as regularly and constantly, and perhaps more so, 
than many of the Clergymen in New England." 

Hon. Jacob Abbot was born at Andover, Mass., Feb., 1746. His 
father was Deacon Joseph Abbot. He married Miss Lydia, dau. of 
Mr. John and Mrs. Lydia Stevens, 1 Dec, 1767; resided in Wilton the 
next year ; made Justice of the Peace, 1776 ; afterward held various 
offices, as Representative, Counsellor, Judge, &c. He left a wife and 

ABBOT. — " An Address, pronounced Oct. 21, at the Funeral of Rev. 
John Lovejoy Abbot, Pastor of the First Church of Christ in Boston. 
By Edward Everett, Minister of the Church in Brattle Square. Pub- 
lished by request. Boston : 1814." 8vo. pp. 20. 

" Mr. Abbot was descended from a family of pious ancestors, and one 
which has given many ministers to the Church of Christ. He was born 
Nov., 1783, and died 17 Oct., 1814. He grad. at H. C. I find, alas! 
that the history of his life is but the history of his death." Disease be- 
gan its inroads upon him, as he entered upon the permanent duties of his 
calling. He was ordained 14 July, 1813; hence one brief year ter- 
minated his career. 

242 Researches among Funeral Sermons. [July, 

ADAMS. — " A Tribute of Respect to the Memory of Samuel Adams, 
LL.D., A.A.S. Late Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts ; 
who died October 2d, 1803, in the 82d year of his age. Expressed in a 
Discourse, delivered the next Lord's Day after his Funeral. Published 
by the Request of the Hearers. By Thomas Thacher, A. M., Minister of 
the Third Parish in Dedham. Dedham : January, 1804." 8vo. pp. 26. 

The Author of this Discourse says, in a note, that if he had known of 
certain publications on the same occasion, he should not have given this 
to the Public. It is fortunate, then, that he was ignorant in that particu- 
lar, otherwise we should have been deprived of a most excellent work. 
He gives a very interesting sketch of the great Statesman, and acknowl- 
edges important assistance from the Hon. Samuel Dexter, who served 
much with Mr. Adams; and " for a number of years previous to the 
Revolution was his particular and intimate friend ; and was one of the 
Committee of the General Court in 1775, for publishing Hutchinson's 

ADAMS. — " A short Discourse delivered at New London, Sept. 10th, 
1749, after the Funeral of my Wife, Mrs. Lydia Adams, (who was the 
desire of my eyes and the delight of my heart,) who deceased September 
6th, before, in the 65th year of her age. By Eliphalet Adams, M. A. 
New London : 1751." 12mo. pp. 24. 

The Author says, " we had had her almost forty years," that she died 
at the house of Mr. Samuel Edgcomb, where they were visiting, " whom 
I find by the Church Records, was baptized the very same day that she 
was, almost 58 years ago." They had six children. Two died young, 
the others were living in 1751. — [From the Hist, of N. London by Miss 
Caulkins, we learn that Mrs. Adams was dau. of Alexander Pygan, by 
Lydia, relict of Samuel Boy es ; that she was born 10 Jan., 1684-5. — 
Mrs. (Lydia.) B6yes was dau. of Wm. and Lydia Bemont of Savbrook, b. 
9 Mar., 1644. Hist. N. Lond., 341.] 

Mr. Adams' daughter Mary was the wife of Col. John Bulkley, Esq. — 
See Bulkley. 

ALDEN. — " A Century Sermon, Delivered in Middleborough, (Mass.) 
Sept. 10th, A. D. 1818. At the Residence of Mr. John Alden, the day 
he completed his 100th year. By Isaac Tompkins, A. M., Pastor of a 
Church in Haverhill, Mass. Published at the Request of the Hearers. 
Haverhill : 1818." 8vo. pp. 16. 

Mr. Alden's great-grand-father, whose name he bears, as did his 
father, and his grand-father, was Mr. John Alden, one of the first set- 
tlers of New England. His grandmother was the daughter of Peregrine 
White, who was the first English male child born in this land of freedom. 
Mr. Alden was married young, and his first wife, by whom he had five 
children, died at the age of 27. By his second and last w T ife he had four- 
teen children. She had been dead eleven years (in 1818.) The whole 
number of his descendants is 219: — Namely, 19 children, 62 grand- 
children, 134 great-grand-children, and four of the 5th generation. Of 
these there were living at that time, one hundred and seventy -three. Mr. 
Alden had been a member of the Church seventy-six years, and when 
this sermon was preached, " his descendants were present to the fifth 
generation " 

[See Mitche.IVs Bridgewater, p. 86, from which it appears that Mr. 
Alden d. in April, 1821. Hence he was in his 103d year. His first 
wife was Lydia Lazell ; his second, Rebecca Weston.] 

1853.] Researches among Funeral Sermons. 243 

ALDEN. — " A Sermon Delivered at Yarmouth, Nov. 13, 1796, occa- 
sioned by the sudden death of Mrs. Sarah Alden, consort of the Rev. 
Timothy Alden. By John Mellen, Jr., Minister of the East Church in 
Barnstable. Boston : 1797." 8vo. pp. 28. 

She died in an apoplectic fit, in ten minutes after she was taken. Her 
husband was then absent upon " a long journey," and did not return till 
some time after her funeral. She was the dau. of Rev. Habijah Weld, 
and was born in Attleboro', 9 June, 1738, married to the Rev. Mr. Al- 
den, (of Yarmouth) 22 Nov., 1770. Their children were, 1. Timothy, 
b. 28 Aug., 1771, grad. H. C. 1794; 2. Isaiah, b. 22 Sept., 1772, entd. 
H. C. 1795; 3. Martin, b. 7 Oct., 1773, entd. H. C. 1795 ; 4. Oliver, 
b. 9 Mar., 1775, in mercantile business in Charleston, S. C. ; 5. Sarah 
Weld, b. 17 Dec, 1776 ; 6. Martha Shaw, b. 8 Jan., 1778.— See Weld. 

APPLETON. — " The perfect and upright man characterized and recom- 
mended. — A Funeral Discourse occasioned by the Death of the Honora- 
ble John Appleton, Esq., who deceased September 11, 1739. Mtatis 
sua> 87. Preached on the Lord's Day after the Interment, Sept. 16. By 
John Rogers, M. A., Pastor of the First Church in Ipswich. Boston : 
1739." 8vo. pp. 18. 

" The Character, Commendation and Reward of a faithful Servant of 
Jesus Christ. — A Sermon Preached on the Lord's Day after the Funeral 
of the Honorable John Appleton, Esq., who died at his house in Ips- 
wich on the 11th of Sept., 1739, in the 87th year of his age. By Na- 
thaniel Rogers, M. A., one of the Pastors of the First Church in Ipswich. 
Boston : 1739." 8vo. pp. 24. 

The entire matters of fact contained in the above described Sermons 
will be found in their title-pages. The Sermons themselves would apply 
to any good and honest man, and eminently useful citizen, as Judge Ap- 
pleton was. The Notice of him in the Boston News-Letter of Sept. 
18th is added at the end of Mr. N. Rogers' 's Sermon, but contains no facts 
in addition to the above title-pages. [He is duly remembered in the 
Appleton Memorial, p. 23-4. Samuel Appleton, his grandfather, was 
born at Little Waldingfield, 1586. He came to New England with his 
family, among whom were John, father of Hon. John, b. 1622, and 
Samuel, a distinguished Captain in Philip's war, born 1624.] 

BACKUS. — " Gospel comfort for Mourners. — A Sermon, Delivered at 
Middleborough, Feb. 5, 1769, upon hearing of the death of a Godly 
Mother. To which is added some Memoirs of her Life. — The Second 
Edition. — With a short Account of his Wife. By Isaac Backus, A. M., 
Pastor of a Church there. Boston: 1803." 12mo. pp.50. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Backus, the Author's mother, was daughter of Mr. 
John Tracy of Norwich, Ct , and was b. there 6 April, 1698. Her father 
died 27 Mar., 1726. She married Mr. Samuel Backus, 18 Jan., 1716. 
He died 24 Nov., 1740, leaving her with eleven children, the youngest 
under six weeks old. The Author's grandmother (Backus) died 24 Aug., 
1762, se. 94> — A sister married Capt. Joshua Abell, who died 29 Dec, 
1756, soon after the birth of her seventh child. His mother's sister, 
Anne, married Capt. Richard Hide. She died 20 April, 1762. His 
brother, Simon Backus, died 16 Feb., 1764, se. 35, of consumption. 

Mr. Isaac Backus married Miss Susanna Mason, 29 Nov., 1749. She 
was born in Rehoboth, 4 Jan., 1725, died 24 Nov., 1800, ee. nearly 76. 

BAILY, — " David Serving his Generation." — " A Sermon occasioned 
by the Death of the Reverend Mr. John Baily, who deceased at Boston, 

244 Researches among Funeral Sermons. [July? 

in New England, Dec. 12th, 1697. (Wherein some Account is given 
concerning many Eminent Ministers of Christ at London, as well as in 
N. E., lately gone to their Rest.) By Increase Mather, President of 
Harvard College. Boston : 1698." 18mo. pp. 39. 

Mr Thomas and Mr. John Baily were brothers. Thomas died 21 
Jan., 1689, and Dr. Mather preached his funeral Sermon likewise, which 
was also published. From these two Sermons are derived the facts in 
this article. Mr. Thomas B. was born near Blackbourn, in Lancashire, 
24 Feb., 1643, " of a very pious mother." " His father was a man of 
very licentious conversation ; a gamester, a dancer, a very lewd company- 
keeper," and yet " he died a man of more than ordinary piety." This 
son began to preach at 22, at Chester, and afterwards in Limerick in 
Ireland fourteen years. Here he was thrown into prison for his noncon- 
formity, and " suffered a hard imprisonment." The conditions of his 
liberation were, that he should depart the country. He and his brother 
came to New England together. Thomas was the older. He kept a 
Diary, from which Dr. Mather makes many extracts in his Sermon. 
Dec. 15th, 1691, he wrote " of some mercies, his manifold preserva- 
tions by land and sea ; especially that in Ipswich Bay ;" — " for his dear 
wife that he "had had so long; and that his dear brother and dear wife 
dyed both glorifying God ; that they were in Heaven and himself out of 

BALDWIN. — " Consolation in Adversity and Hope in death. — A Ser- 
mon, preached at the Funeral of Jeduthan Baldwin, Esq., at Brookneld, 
June 6th, 1788. Who died June 4th, set. 57. By Daniel Foster, A. M., 
Pastor of the Church in New Braintree. Worcester. 1789." 8vo. 
pp 23. 

Upon the back of the half-title of this Sermon is the following dedica- 
tion. — [To Mrs. Keziah ?] "Baldwin, the bereaved Relict of Jeduthan 
Baldwin, Esq., and to his surviving son and daughter, this Sermon, De- 
livered at his funeral, and now by their desire published. By their sym- 
pathizing friend, the Author." 

There were two other children " Jeduthan, flung in an instant out of 
time into Eternity, 31 Oct., 1763, in the 6th year of his age, and Isaac, 
who died, 1st April, 1783, ae. 19. He was a senior sophister in the 
University of Cambridge." 

I have inserted the christian name of Mrs. Baldwin interrogatively, as 
it is torn from my copy of the Sermon. 

BARNARD. — " A Sermon, preached before the North Church and 
Society in Salem, Oct. 16, 1814, on the Death of their Pastor, the Rev. 
Thomas Barnard, D.D., who died Oct. 1, 1814, in the 67th year of his 
age. By the Rev . John Prince, LL.D. Pastor of the First Church in 
Salem. Salem : 1814. — 8vo. pp. 32. 

Francis Barnard was the ancestor who came from England. He 
lived first at Hartford, Ct., afterwards at Hadley, in this State. His son 
the Rev. Thomas B. was minister of the North Parish, Andover. He 
was succeeded by his son the Rev. John Barnard, who d. Aug. 1757, 
ae. 69. Mr. John B. had two sons settled in the ministry. The eldest, 
Rev. Thomas B. was settled first, over a Church in Newbury, Jan. 1738. 
In 1755 he was installed at Salem. He was born 17 Aug. 1716, and died 
5 Aug., 1776, ae 60. The youngest son, the Rev. Edward B. was set- 
tled in the ministry in Haverhill, ord. 1743. He was born 5 June, 1720, 
d. Jan. 1774. The only dau. of Rev. John B. m. the Rev. Dr. Tucker 
of Newbury, and d. Aug. 1814, ae. 87. 

1853.] Researches among Funeral Sermons. 245 

The Rev. Thomas Barnard, (on whose death the above sermon was 
delivered) was b. in Newbury, 5 Feb., 1748, grad H. C, 1766., studied 
Theol. with Rev. Dr. Williams of Bradford, ord. at Salem, J3 Jan., 1773, 
D.D., 1794, colleague with his father 1771, of separate ch. same year, in 
which he continued till his death, which was occasioned by apoplexy ; 
being well the morning of the day of his death. Da. Barnard left no 
children, a dau. who married Mr. Robert Emery, died before him, leav- 
ing no children, and a son had died at the age of 27. 

BARTLETT.— "The Universal Insecurity of Human Life.— A Ser- 
mon, delivered at the Funeral of Doctor Joseph Bartlett, March 22, 
1814. By Thomas Worcester, A. M. Pastor of a Church in Salisbury. 
Concord : [N.H ] 1814." 8vo. pp. 16. 

" The deceased left a mother and six younger brethren. He was born 
8 April, 1775, and died 18 March, 1814. He was son of the late Doctor 
Joseph Bartlett, who was born 14 Jan., 1751, and died 20 Sept. 1800, 
greatly lamented ; having been the principal physician in Salisbury, about 
twenty-nine years." 

BATCHELDER.— " A Sermon, preached at Northwood,N.H., March 
12, 1847, on the death of Deacon Simon Batchelder. By Elliot C. 
Cogswell, Pastor of the Congregational Church. Concord : 1847. 8vo. 
pp. 12. 

Deacon Batchelder was born 5 Mar. 1758, was son of Mr. Davis B., 
of North Hampton, who settled in Northwood about 1770. His father's 
first wife was Miss Mary Taylor of Hampton, by whom he had four 
children, Henry, Simon, Mary, and [Benjamin.] His 2d wife was Ruth 
Palmer of North Hampton, and his third was a widow Marston of the 
same town. By his last two wives he had 14 children, four of whom sur- 
vive [in 1847.] The revolutionary war having broken out, at the age of 
18 he entered the army, served in Capt. Adams 1 company and Gen. Poor's 
regiment. He went first to Winter Hill, was at New Port, Ticonderoga, 
and New York. In all he served 20 months. 

On hearing that hostilities had commenced, Mr. Batchelder and a 
neighbor of his, Benjamin Johnson, seized their arms and marched at 
once towards Boston. Marching all day and the following night, they 
reached the scene of action the next morning. 

In 1778, April 4th, Mr. Batchelder married Miss Rachel Johnson, 
dau. of Mr. Benjamin Johnson, and sister of the present Mr. John Johnson 
of Northwood. With her he lived about 52 years. She died 5 Jan. 
1830, in the 74th year of her age. They had seven children, five of 
whom survive. 

[His ancestor the Rev. Stephen Bachiler (for so he spelt his name) 
was minister of Hampton. He was the great-grand-father (I think) of 
Mr. Davis Batchelder; and Nathaniel B. of Hampton, who had 17 
children, was his grandfather. Mr. Davis B. lived to a great age. The 
writer remembers to have seen him about 1812. He also remembers 
well his excellent son, the occasion of the above sermon ; who was truly 
one of the best men that it has ever been his happiness to know. His 
manner and bearing to young men and boys, was of a character to cause 
them to love and respect him. Many days have been passed by the 
writer in his company, in which he has heard him recount Iiis expedi- 
tions, perils and privations in the revolutionary army. Deacon Batch- 
elder died March 10th, 1847, about 9 o'clock in the evening, ae. 89 years 
and 5 days. Captain Henry Batchelder, who died about 1815, was 

246 Researches among Funeral Sermons. [July, 

his brother. Deacon Batchelder's residence was a little south of the 
turnpike, some half a mile from the we'll known residence of the late 
Jonathan Clarke, Esq. He was a farmer of the first class, for the time 
and place. Situated in a delightful valley, his farm in the summer and 
autumnal months was a perfect paradise. Every thing without, as 
well as within his buildings, was an index to the minds of its proprietors ; 
neatness and order striking the eye at every point. Such are a few rec- 
ollections, of a most honored and honorable man ; and it is a source of 
regret that the space here allotted will not allow of more full justice to his 

BEERS. — "An Address at the Funeral of Deacon Nathan Beers, 
on the 14th of February, 1849. By Samuel W. S. Button. Pastor of the 
North Church in New Haven. New Haven : 1849." 8vo. pp. 23. 

Mr. Beers was born in Stratford, 24 Feb. 1753, was son of Nathan 
and Hannah (Nichols) Beers. He was the sixth of nine children. His 
father removed to New Haven when he was about one year old. Isaac, 
the noted Bookseller of N. Haven was the oldest brother of Nathan, and 
died at the age of 71 ; Elias, the third child, died in N. Haven in 1832, 
ae. 85 J- years. Sarah, their sister, was wife of John Pierrepont, who was 
grand-son of the Rev. James Pierrepont, one of the early pastors of the 
First Church ; lived to the age of 90J years. Deacon Beers was early 
enlisted in the revolutionary movements. When the news of the Lexing- 
ton battle reached N. Haven, he was one of 40 men who marched under 
Capt. Benedict Arnold for Boston. To follow Mr. Beers through the 
war, would be to write a book of large dimensions. While he was absent 
in the army, he received the sad intelligence that his father had been 
mortally wounded in his own house, by a party of the enemy who had 
made an inroad into the town. 

At the death of Deacon Beers, there were left in New Haven three 
survivors of the Revolution, viz., Dr. Eneas Munson, who was a surgeon 
in the same regiment in which Mr. Beers was a Lieutenant and Pay- 
master ; Marcus Merriman, Esq., who belonged to the State Troops of 
Connecticut ; and Capt. Gad Peck. 

Above two years before Mr. Beeks left the army, he married Mary, 
dau. of John Phelps Esq. 26 May 1781, who was 10 years younger than 
himself. His business was that of merchandise, and he was over 20 
years Steward of Yale College. They had 12 children. He died Feb- 
ruary 10th, 1849, ae 96 years, wanting 14 days. 

BROOKS.—" A Sermon preached Nov. 11th, 1806, at the interment 
of the Hon. Eleazer Brooks, Esq. By Charles Stearns, Minister of 
Lincoln. Cambridge : 1807." 8vo. pp. 18. 

Mr. Brooks was born in Lincoln, then a part of Concord, in the year 
1726 ; was intended by his parents for the business of agriculture, but his 
thirst after knowledge soon brought him to an acquaintance with books, and 
he soon became an expert logician, a deep natural philosopher, and a 
metaphysician. He also became well skilled in civil and political law. 
He entered the Army of the Revolution as a Captain, from which he soon 
arose to the rank of Colonel, in which he greatly distinguished himself in 
the battle of White Plains, and was afterwards commissioned Brigadier 
General. This office he resigned in a few years, and bid adieu to mil- 
itary life. He was a member of the General Court in 1774, and for a 
long period was either serving his country in a military or civil capacity. 

BROWN. — " Duties of the Rich. — A Sermon, delivered in Newbury- 

1853.] Researches among Funeral Sermons. 247 

port, Feb. 18, 1827, on occasion of the death of Moses Brown, Esq. 
By Leonard Woods, D.D., Abbot Professor of Christian Theology, in the 
Theological Seminary, Andover. Andover : 1827." 8vo. pp. 39. 

Mr. Brown died in Newburyport Feb. 9, 1827, ae. 84. He was born in 
Newbury, Oct. 2, 1742, was a principal founder of the Andover Theolog- 
ical Seminary ; giving at first ten thousand dollars, and afterwards at 
another time $25,000 more. He was almost a constant benefactor to 
other societies. 

Mrs. Mary, wife of Moses Brown, Esq., died Aug. 11th, 1821. The 
only surviving child of Mr. &l Mrs. Brown became the wife of Wm. B. 
Banister of Newburyport, and she did not long survive her mother — 
dying 19 Sept. 1824. 

BUCKM1NSTER.— " A Discourse occasioned by the death of the 
Rev. Joseph Buckminster, D.D. Pastor of the North Church in Ports- 
mouth, who died at Readsborough, Ver. June 10, 1812. Delivered to his 
bereaved people June 19, 1812. By Nathan Parker, Minister of the South 
Church. Portsmouth : 1812." 4to. pp. 

Dr. Buckminster was born in Rutland, Ms. 14 Oct., 1751, and hence 
was in the 61st year of his age. His father was a long time minister in 
that town. He grad. at Y. C. 1770 ; ord. at Portsmouth, 1779. Many 
of his sermons were published, but a complete list of them could not be 
obtained for insertion [in the sermon.] His son, the Rev. Joseph S. 
Buckminster, Pastor of the Church in Brattle st. Boston, died June 9th, 
after a distressing sickness of less than a week. The news of his father's 
death was given to the family on the 15th of the same month. [Buck- 
master was doubtless the true name of this family. See Barry's Framing- 
ham, where there is a good, and authentic pedigree of the family. Thomas 
was the emigrant ancestor, whose son Joseph had a son Joseph, b. 1666, 
who was of Roxbury, and m. Martha, da. of John Sharp of Muddy River. 
His son Joseph, b. 1697, settled in Framingham, Col. of a regiment, &c. 
d. 1747, ae. 81. He had a 2d. wf., Martha Ball of Boston. His son Jo- 
seph, m. Sarah Lawson, who had a son Joseph, b. 1 Mar. 1720 ; H.C. 
1739; ord. Rutland 1742, d. 1792, ae. 72. His wife was Mrs. Lucy 
Williams, whom he m. in Weston, 1743. These were the parents of Dr. 
Buckminster of Portsmouth.] 

CARY. — " A Sermon preached Lord's Day, Feb. 28, 1790, upon the 
Death of Richard Cary, Esq., of Charlestown ; who died, suddenly, 
Feb. 7th, 1790, in the 73d year of his age. By Jedidiah Morse, A. M., 
Minister of the Church and Congregation in Charlestown. Boston : 1790." 
8vo. pp. 27. 

Richard Cary, Esq. was born at Charlestown, 20 Feb., 1717, joined 
the Church in Charlestown in 1750. He retired to rest as usual the night 
in which he died. " In the dead of the night feeling faint, and appre- 
hending he was dying, he alarmed the family. As one of his daughters 
entered the room, he looked up with great tenderness and said, O, my 
dear child, I have sent for you to see your aged father die. His eldest 
son being in the room," &c. 

CHEEVER. — " Elijah's Mantle. — A Sermon preached at the Funeral 
of that aged and faithful Servant of God, the Reverend Mr. Samuel 
Cheever, Pastor of a Church of Christ in Marblehead ; who deceased 
May 29, 1724, setatis suse, 85. By John Barnard, A. M., his Colleague 
Pastor. Boston: 1724." 12mo. pp.41. 

" God brought him among you, some time in Nov., 1668. He was 

248 Researches among Funeral Sermons. [July? 

alone for about 48 years. God so graciously confirmed his health, that 
for more than 50 years he never was hindered from coming to you by 
any sickness. His age obliged him to take leave of his public stated 
exercises in October, 17 19." 

Chipman. — " A Sermon, preached at Wellfleet, March 9, 1800, on 
the Sabbath after the Confirmation of the News of the Death of Capt. 
William Chipman, who was inhumanly murdered by a Party of Rigaud's 
Pirates in the West Indies. By Levi Whitman, A. M., Pastor of the 
Church in Wellfleet. Published at the Expense of Adams Lodge. Bos- 
ton : 1800." pp. 20. 

Deacon William Chipman, late of Wellfleet, descended from an an- 
cient family of Chipman of Sandwich. His mother was of the respecta- 
ble family of Smith, in the same town. Being left an orphan, he was 
put to learn the trade of a carpenter. He also learned navigation. His 
first wife was daughter of Mr. John Treat, and grand-dau. of Rev. Mr. 
Treat of Eastham. By her he had his son William, and other children. 
His second wife was a dau. of Mr. Willard of Boston, for some time 
Vice President of Harvard College. By her he had a dau. who was 
mother of Hon. Robert Treat Paine, Esq. Mrs. Chipman's father was 
half brother to Judge Paine^s mother. Capt. William Chipman was the 
eldest son of the Deacon. He married a dau. of Col. Elisha Cobb, who 
descended from an ancient family of Hingham. By her he had one 
daughter. [This is the substance of the Appendix to the Sermon. The 
manner of Capt. Chipman's death is not stated, only that it was on Jan- 
uary 1st, 1800.] 

CLAP. — " A Discourse, occasioned by the Death, and Delivered at the 
Funeral of Mrs. Mary Clap, Relict of the late President Clap, who 
departed this Life September 23d, 1769, in the LXVI th year of her Age. 
By Chauncey Whittelsey, A. M., Pastor of the First Church in New Ha- 
ven. New Haven : Printed by Thomas and Samuel Green." [1769.] 
8vo. pp. 24. 

Mrs. Clap was descended from Gov. John Haynes, who came from 
the County of Essex, England, to Boston in N. E. [See Hist. Boston, p. 
157] 1633, where he left a fine seat, of several hundred pounds per an- 
num. He had five sons and three daughters : Robert, Hezekiah, John, 
Roger, Joseph ; Mary, Ruth, and Mabel. The youngest son, Joseph, 
from whom Mrs. Clap descended, was a minister of Hartford, m. Mrs. 
Sarah Lord, and had children, Sarah, Mabel, and John. Mabel d. child- 
less ; Sarah m. Rev. Mr. Pierpont of N. Haven, but dying young, left 
only one child, Abigail, who m. Rev. Mr. Joseph Noyes. (She d. 10 
Oct., 1768.) 

John, (the third son of Gov. Haynes) lived at Hartford, a gentleman of 
reputation, one of the Assistants of the Colony, &c. He m. Mrs. Mary 
Glover, and had Joseph, Sarah, Jared, and Mary ; the three former died 
without issue. Mary (Mrs. Clap) m. first, Mr Elisha Lord of Hartford, 
and was the mother of the present [1769] Mr. John Haynes Lord of 
Hartford. She m. second, Capt. Roswell Saltonstall, eldest son of Gov. 
Saltonstall, by whom she had one son, Mr. Roswell Saltonstall, now 
[1769J of Branford, and four daughters; Mary, Sarah, Elizabeth, and 
Katherine. Mary, the eldest, is now Mrs. Whiting, wife of Col. Whiting 
of New Haven. Sarah m. Jonathan Fitch, Esq., of N. Haven. She 
had five children, and with them died before her mother. Elizabeth d. 
young, unm. Katherine is now Mrs. Welles, wife of Mr. Jonathan 

1853.] Researches among Funeral Sermons. 249 

Welles of Glastenbury. After the death of Capt. Saltonstall, she m. 
President Clap, her third and last husband. 

The two youngest sons of Gov. Haynes, Robert and Hezekiah, he left 
in England, in possession of his estate, at Copford Hall in Essex. When 
the Civil War began in England they differed as to its merits ; Robert 
taking up for the King, while Hezekiah sided with the Parliament. Robert 
was imprisoned and died in confinement, leaving no issue. His estates 
therefore came to his brother, who died leaving issue. 

The two next sons of Gov. Haynes, John and Roger, came [probably 
with their father] to New England. They returned to Old England. 
Roger died on his passage, or soon after his arrival, leaving no children. 
John was a minister at or near Colchester in Essex, and died there leav- 
ing children. 

Of the daughters, Mary, the eldest, m. Mr. Joseph Cook, in England, 
and left children. Ruth m. Mr. Samuel Wyllys of Hartford, from whom 
are descended the present Col. Wyllys. Mabel m. Mr. James Russell of 
Charlestown, Mass. and left children. 

CLARKE. — " A Sermon, delivered at the First Church in Boston, 
April 6th, 1798, at the Interment of the Rev. John Clarke, D. D., who 
expired suddenly, April 2, 1798, M. 43. By Peter Thacher, D. D., 
Pastor of the Church in Brattle Street, Boston. Boston: 1798." 8vo. 
pp. 27. 

" In the afternoon of the Lord's Day preceding the delivery of this 
Discourse, Dr. Clarke was preaching to his people from Psalm xxii: 3, 
and in the midst of his discourse was seized with an apoplectic fit, which 
terminated in his death at 3 o'clock the next morning." — He was born at 
Portsmouth, N. H., 13 April, 1755; H. C. 1774; Ord. 8 July, 1778, 
colleague with Dr. Chauncy. His parents live to lament him. His print- 
ed works are, 1. Sermon on Death of Dr. Cooper. — 2. On Death of Dr. 
Chauncy. — 3. On the Death of N. W. Appleton. — 4. Discourse before 
Humane Society. — 5. Why are you a Christian. — 6. Letters to a Student. 

COOPER. — a Jesus weeping" '&c. — "A Sermon preached the Lord's 
Day after the Funeral of the Rev. Mr. William Cooper, one of the 
Pastors of the Church in Brattle Street, Boston, who died December 13, 
1743, se. 50. By Dr. Cohnan, Senior Pastor of said Church. Boston : 
1744." 8vo. pp. 45. 

Dr. Cohnan says, in his Dedication of this Sermon to his Society, that 
he had been ministering to them 44 years ; in the course of which time 
he had buried his congregation ;" and, now, he adds, " my dear Colleague 
after them, who has served with me the last 27 years." 

" He was young when God took away his father, on his voyage to 
London ; and though a child, he tenderly ministered to the consolation of 
his lovely mother, the woman that one would have wished to be born 
of." — " He passed his youth without a spot. He came out at once, to a 
very great degree, a perfect preacher, when he first appeared in the 
pulpit at Cambridge, as Mr. President Leverett at the time observed to 
me ; and equally to the esteem and even admiration of the ministers of 
Boston, the Dr. Mathers, Mr. Pemberton, &c." 

" On the day that he heard the first sermon that was preached in this 
house, being then but seven years old, he set himself to read like me, as 
soon as he came home. He was wont to tell me for 20 years past, that 
he should die before 40 or 50, as the house of his father had generally 
done." But Dr. C. thought so little of this that he had made him the 

250 Researches among Funeral Sermons. [July? 

keeper of his will. — [Dr. Cooper was a Subscriber for two copies of Mr. 
Prince's Chronology, and two of Mr. Willard^s Body of Divinity.] 

CRANCI-T. — " A Discourse delivered at Quincy, Oct. 19, 1811, at the 
Interment of the Hon. Richard Cranch, who died Oct. 16, 1811, and of 
Mrs. Mary Cranch, his wife, who died Oct. 17th, 1811. By Peter 
Whitney, A. M., Pastor of the Congregational Society in that Town. 
Boston: 1811." 8vo. pp. 19. 

Mr. Cranch was born at King's Bridge [Devon] in Oct., 1726 ; his 
parents were Puritans. At the age of 19 he embarked for America, and 
arrived in Boston about 1745. [His occupation was that of a card-maker, 
and his place of business in 1747 was in School Street, " next door above 
the French Meetinghouse."] Like many other mechanics of our time he 
became an industrious scholar, and was rewarded by a degree from 
Harvard College. He became an associate with the great Dr. Mayhew, 
was a member of his church. In 1750 he left Boston owing to the preva- 
lence of the Small-pox, and settled in the North Parish of Braintree, since 
Quincy. Not long afterwards he removed to Weymouth, where he mar- 
ried Mary, dau. of the Rev. William Smith, 25 Nov., 1762. She was 
born Sept., 1741. Her mother was dau. of Hon. John Quincy. The 
eldest sister of Mrs. Cranch was the wife of the first President Adams ; 
and her youngest married the Rev. Mr. Peabody of Atkinson, N. H. 

The children of Mr. and Mrs. Cranch were three only ; the eldest m. 
Rev. Jacob Norton of Weymouth, who died in 1811. The youngest, a 
dau. m. Mr. John Greenleaf of Quincy. The other is the present Judge 
Cranch of Washington, D. C. 

CUMMING. — " A Sermon preached at the South Church in Boston, on 
the Lord's Day after the Funeral of the Rev. Mr. Alexandbr Cumming, 
late Colleague Pastor of said Church, who departed this Life Aug. 25th, 
1763, iEtat. 37. By Joseph Seivall, D. D., Pastor of said Church. Bos- 
ton: 1763." 8vo. * pp. 22. 

Though to this Sermon are appended two pages from the " Massachu- 
setts Gazette," nothing is to be learned from them relative to the subject 
of the Sermon. In his Discourse, Mr. Seicall speaks " of those worthy 
persons who were carried to their tombs last week," to which observation 
is this marginal note : — " The Rev. Mr. Daniel Greenleaf, and Mrs. 
Martha Brattle, late Consort of the Honorable William Brattle, Esq., 
were buried in the same week." In another passage we learn that " the 
Rev. Mr. Checkleif was to have preached to the Congregation that day, 
but was prevented by his " sudden seizure." Again he observes. u your 
aged Pastor has lived to bury three worthy Colleagues, the Rev. Mr. 
Ebenszer Pemberton, who died 13 Feb., 1717, and the Rev. Mr. Thomas 
Pri?ice, 22 Oct., 1758." 

[Mr. Cumming had been a preacher in New York, and was afterwards 
settled in New Jersey; in Feb., 1761, he was installed Colleague with 
Dr. Sewall. — Boston Evening Post, 29 Aug., 1763.] 

CUTLER. — " The Pious Dead blessed. — A Discourse delivered July 
30, 1823, in Hamilton, at the Interment of the Rev. Manasseh Cutler, 
LL.D., who died July 28, 1823, in the 81st year of his age, and 52d of 
his ministry. By Benjamin Wadsivorth, D. D , Pastor of the Third 
Church in Danvers. Andover : 1823." 8vo. pp. 32. 

Mr. Cutler was born at Killingly, Ct., 28 May, 1742, [grad. Y. C. 
1765] ord. 11 Sept., 1771, became one of the patriot Clergy of the Revo- 
lution. He was early sent to Congress, through whose influence and 

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zeal lands in Ohio were appropriated for the support of the gospel minis- 
try and schools. He was a botanist, and member of many learned 

DUDLEY. — " Ossa Josephi, — Or the Bones of Joseph considered in a 
Sermon, preached at the Lecture in Boston, after the Funeral of the very 
Honorable and Excellent Joseph Dudley, Esq., late Governor of His 
Majesty's Provinces of the Massachusetts Bay, and New Hampshire, in 
New England, who departed this Life, April 2, 1720, in the 73d year of 
his age. By Benjamin Colman, M. A., and Pastor of a Church in Bos- 
ton. Boston : 1720. " 8vo. pp. 47. 

Gov. Dudley was born 23 Sept., 1647. He was son of Gov. Thomas 
Dudley, "for several years Governor of New England, and the son of 
his old age, being born after his father was 70 years old. His mother 
married the Rev. Mr. Allen of Dedham, after the death of his father, and 
with him he was trained up. He grad. H. C. In 1675 he was a Com- 
missioner to treat with the Narraganset Indians, and concluded a treaty 
with them in their country, 1675. [See Allen's Biog. Diet., and The 
Dudley Genealogy, by Dean Dudley.] 

ECKLEY. — "A Sermon delivered at the Interment of the Rev. Jo- 
seph Eckley, D. D., Senior Colleague Pastor of the Old South Church, 
Boston, who died April 30, 1811, in the 61st year of his age. By John 
Lathrop, D. D., Pastor of the Old North Church. Boston : 1811." 8vo. 
pp. 20. 

Dr. Eckley was born in London, England, came with his father to 
America about 1767, and settled in New Jersey. This son was sent to 
Princeton College, where he commenced B. A. in 1772, ord. in Boston, 
27 Oct., 1779. 

ELIOT. — " The grievous appointment of God" &c. " A Discourse^ 
preached at the New North Church, Boston, on Lord's Day, Feb. 21, 
1813, occasioned by the death of Rev. John Eliot, D. D., late Pastor of 
said Church, who departed this Life on Lord's Day morning, Feb. 14th, 
1813, in the 59th year of his age. By John Lathrop, D. D., Pastor of 
the Second Church. Second Edition. Boston: 1813." 8vo. pp.28. 

Mr. Eliot was son of Dr. Andrew Eliot of Boston, who died 13 
Sept. 1778, in the 60th year of his age. Rev. Andrew Eliot of Fair- 
field, son of the Doctor, died 26 Oct. 1805 in the 62 year of his age. 
Mrs. Mary Goodwin, dau. of Dr. A. Eliot, d. 11 Ap. 1810, ae. 59. 
Dr. John Eliot, her brother, the subject of the Sermon, used to say, that 
as his father and other members of his family had died at the age of 
about 60 years, he should not probably live beyond that period. 

EMERSON. — " A Sermon, delivered at "the Interment of the Rev. 
William Emerson, Pastor of the First Church of Christ in Boston, who 
died May 12, 1811, in the 43d year of his age. By Joseph Stevens Buck- 
minster, Pastor of the Church in Brattle Square, Boston. Boston : 1811." 
8vo. pp. 24. 

William was the son of William & Phebe (Bliss) Emerson ; born 
at Concord, 6 May, 1769; H.C. 1790; ord. at Harvard, 1792; installed 
over the First Church in Boston, 1799. — Mr. Emerson's grandfather was 
the Rev. Joseph Emerson, whose wife was Mary, dau. of the Rev. Sam- 
uel Moody of York, Me. The father of Mr. Emerson now deceased, 
went for Ticonderoga with the American Army, and being taken sick 
upon the expedition, died at Rutland on Otter Creek, 20 Oct. 1776, at the 
early age of 35. 

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EVERETT.—" A Discourse, delivered at Dorchester, March 29th, 
1813, at the Funeral of Moses Everett, Esq. By the Rev. Thaddeus 
Mason Harris. Boston." 8vo. pp. 18. 

Mr. Everett was born in Dedham, 15 July, 1750, and was the 
youngest but one of nine children. He pursued preparatory studies under 
the direction of the Rev. Mr. Batch of Dedham, whose daughter he mar- 
ried. He grad. H.C. 1771, studied Divinity, settled in Dorchester, where 
he was ord. 28th Sept., 1774, and where he officiated 18 years ; was af- 
terward a rep. to the Genl. Court. In 1808 he was appointed Judge of 
the Court of Common Pleas, which had become vacant by the death of 
his brother, Oliver Everett, Esq. He preached a Ser. which was 
printed) before " the Soc. of Young Men in Dorchester," 1778; another 
at the Ord. of his brother Oliver Everett, to the pastoral care of the 
New South Church. Judge Everett died 25 Mar. 1813, leaving a 
widow and ten children; one by his first, one by the second, and eight 
by the third, whom he left a widow. 

FISKE. — " A Funeral Discourse delivered in the East Meeting house, 
Salem, on the Sunday after the death of Major General Fiske, who 
died Sept 28, 1797, ae. 53. By William Bentley. A. M. Pastor of the 
Second Congregational Church in Salem. Boston : 1797." 8vo. pp. 37. 

Gen. John Fiske was born in Salem, April 10th, 1744; was son of 
the Rev. Samuel Fiske, who was ord. at Salem, 8 Oct. 1718, when his 
was the only Church within the limits of the town. He died April 7th, 
1770, ae. 81. The venerable Nathan Bucknam of Medway, who died 
Feb., 1795, ae. 92, was uncle to Gen. Fiske, whom he baptized at Salem, 
6 May [1744 ] Gen. Fiske " early engaged in the business of the Sea." 
He married Lydia Phippen, 12 June, 1766, who died 13 Oct., 1782. He 
married widow Martha Hibbert, dau. of Col. John Lee of Manchester, 11 
Feb., 1783, who died 30 Nov. 1785. He then m. wido. Sarah Gerry 
of Marblehead, dau. of Maj. John Wendell of Boston, 18 June, 1786. 
His surviving children are Anna, Elizabeth and John. Elizabeth m. 
Ebenezer Putnam, M. A., son of Ebenezer Putnam, physician of Salem, 
lately deceased. Gen. Fiske died of apoplexy. 

GORHAM. — " A Sermon occasioned by the death of John Gorham, 
M. D., and preached at the Church in Brattle Square, Boston, Apl. 9th, 
1829. By John G[orham] Palfrey, A.M., Pastor of said Church. Boston : 
1829." 8vo. pp. 23. 

" Capt. John Gorham of Barnstable, m. Desire, da. of John Howland, 
1643, and had sons, James, John, Joseph, Jabez and Shubael. From 
which of these five sons Dr. Gorham was descended, I am not informed. 
Nathaniel G., of Yarmouth, grandson, or more. probably, son of one of 
them, m. Dorcas Coffin of Nantucket, and was father of Nathaniel, who 
removed to Charlestown, and m. Mary Soley. They had three sons, 
Nathaniel, b. 1738. [See after.] John, A. B., 1759, d. early, and 
Stephen, a highly respectable merchant of this city, who d. here in 1826, 
ae. 79. — John, son of Stephen G., last mentioned, and Mary (dau. of 
Philips White, Esq., of South Hampton, N. H., and Haverhill, Ms.) 
was b in Boston, 24 Feb., 1783, H. C, 1801. He studied medicine 
with Dr. John Warren, which study he pursued in London, Edinburg and 
Paris. In 1809 he was appointed to the professorship of Chemistry in H.C, 
and in 1816 was Erving Professor. Pie published a work on Chemistry 
in 2 vols. 8vo, He died 27 March, 1829, ae. 46. 

( To be Continued. ) 

1853.] Town Histories of Addison County, Vermont, 253 


The enterprise of procuring the preparation of Town Histories, in the 
towns of Addison County, was entered upon by the Middlebury Historical 
Society in 1847. The fruits of that undertaking are but just maturing. 
That veteran and respectable yeoman citizen whose philosophical temper 
as well as his material accuracy must be well known to the readers of 
our agricultural literature, has finished and reported his allotted portion, 
the history of his favorite town of Salisbury, of which he is an esteemed 
and honored resident. It is a treasury of the early period of a rural 
town, and will transmit a portraiture to posterity of that silver age, to 
which the minds of the intelligent of all times delight to refer, as exem- 
plifying the virtues and happiness of a cherished ancestry. The undertak- 
ing of the Society was not too early commenced, the first beginnings of 
settlement in Addison County having occurred in 1766, though but little 
of a permanent character was efFected till 1783. P. BATTELL. 

Middlebury, March 1, 1853. 


[From the History of Salisbury, Vt., by J. M. Weeks.] 

[The "Mountain Mirror" of Lake Dunmore has been much dis- 
tinguished with favored tourists of late, and always with the intelligent 
residents of the vicinity. It is situated beside the western ridge of the 
Green Mountains, yet elevated by a base of hills above the level of the 
Otter Creek Valley, in the towns of Salisbury and Leicester, Addison 
County, Vermont, or about equidistant between Brandon and Middlebury, 
and is much frequented by parties of pleasure and summer visitors. A 
4 Glass Works 1 establishment was commenced upon it in 1810, which 
though sometimes revived, has for some years been suspended. The 
early, modern naming of this fine reservoir is no doubt authentically as 
well as minutely described by Mr. John M. Weeks, in his recently pre- 
pared history of Salisbury. The Indian name is Moosalmoo. P. B.] 

Soon after Mr. Jones * commenced business in his Glass Factory ope- 
rations, one of his choppers in felling and cutting timber on the westerly 
bank of the Lake dulled his axe in cutting off a stick of timber a consid- 
erable distance from the boat ; on examining the cause he found he had 
smashed a chunk bottle, which lay embedded in the tree, and the timber 
grown over it. This at first appeared to be a mystery, which no one 
could divine ; though no doubt could be entertained that the bottle must 
have been placed there by human hands, under such circumstances as to 
allow the wood to grow over it, and form a perfect external covering, as 
it was found to be in this case. It was supposed, at the time, that the 
circumstances of placing the bottle there would forever remain in darkness, 
but as some one was giving an account of the discovery at a public house, 
in the hearing of Mr. Henry Wiswall of Whiting, who was a man of 
probity, he said he could unfold the whole mystery, as he was present 
and a witness, at the time when the bottle was placed there by Lord 

* The late Epaphras Jones, Esq., who died near New Albany, Indiana, in 1850, with 
whom Mr. H. R Schoolcraft was associated for a time, in these works, as assist- 
tant, about 1813. 

254 Town Histories of Addison County ', Vermont. [July, 

The true name of this gentleman was John Murray. He was Earl of 
Dunmore, which gave him the title. He was appointed Colonial Governor 
of New York by King George the Third, in 1770, and served in that 
office a part of that year, and a part of 1771. As all the land within the 
limits of Vermont was at that time claimed by the government of New 
York,* Ex-Governor Dunmore, having been superseded in office by 
William Tryon, and previous to his appointment as Governor of Virginia, 
with a small party of gentlemen then living in Albany, took an excursion 
through this part of the State, to see the land and gratify their curiosity. 
When they had advanced as far as Sutherland's! Falls on their journey 
they found it necessary to change their mode of travelling to navigating 
the creek, and employed two Indians, with their birch bark canoes, to 
carry the party and baggage down the creek, and on their arrival in 
Leicester pitched their tent for the night on a piece of rising ground, not 
far from Jeremiah Parker's house, who lived at that time on the farm 
now owned by Capt. Ebenezer Janney. 

As the Governor had previously heard something of the lake, and 
Parker had described to him and his suit its romantic scenery, the purity 
of its water and the excellency of its fish, the whole party desired to visit 
the place, and procured the services of Mr. Henry Wiswall, who lived 
at Parker's at that time, to go as pilot ; which he did by navigating the 
creek and Leicester river, as far up that stream as to the place where 
Salisbury village now stands. Here they left their canoes, and the whole 
party walked up the hills in an easterly direction to the pond. Here, after 
having drank freely of choice spirits from a chunk bottle the Governor had 
carried in his pocket, and regaled themselves with other refreshments, 
and some of them had shown their dexterity in swimming, it was con- 
cluded that before leaving the place, this pure body of water should have a 
name ; whereupon it was unanimously agreed that the Ex-Governor 
should give the name, and perform the ceremony of consecration. This 
he did, by wading a few steps into the water, with the libation in his hand, 
and poured the remaining contents of the bottle into the lake, and at the 
same time made proclamation, that "this body of pure water should be 
forever after called Lake Dunmore, in honor oj the Earl of Dunmore" 
This done, the opposite shores and hills were made to echo to the sound 
of their hearty cheers. 

As the ceremony of consecration was now closed, the Governor ordered 
the two Indians to climb and bend down a small tree, that had two stems 
near its top, which they contrived to split a little so as to receive the neck 
of the bottle in its crotch, which was placed there by the hand of the 
Governor, and bound so as to secure it fast in its place, when the tree 
was allowed to straighten back to its former position. This bottle, thus 
revealed by the axe in 1810, was doubtless the one deposited in this 
manner by the Ex-Governor of New York about the year 1773, and so 
had become a key to the naming of the Lake. 

* The territorial controversy with New Hampshire was not settled before the ad- 
mission of Vermont to the Union in 1791, she having maintained an independent 
government as a State since 1777. 

f The " Upper " and highest fall of Otter Creek, in Rutland, the seat now of some 
part of the Rutland marble works. The next is twenty-eight miles below, the Middle 
Fall at Middlebury ; the last and most imposing is at Vergennes, the Lower Fall be- 
low which the river becomes navigable to the lake. 

1853.] Genealogical Items relating to Dover, N. H. 255 


[Communicated by Mr. Alonzo H. Quint, M. N. E. Hist. Gen. Soc.] 
[Continued from page 158.] 

Lamos, or Lummus : Nathaniel, was son of Edward who came from 
Wales and settled at Ipswich as early as 1648, and was taxed at O.R., 1677. 
A young dau. of N. L. was carried away from Bunker's Garrison 22 May, 

Nathaniel, a " Friend," married Abigail Giles, and had child- 
ren, Samuel born 6 June, 1721; Elizabeth b. 26 March, 1723; James, 
b. 10 Sept., 1725; Sarah; Deliverance (m. Stephen Varney ;) Abigail; 
Nathaniel b. 17, 5 mo., 1741. 

Langstaffe. This name is variously spelt Lankstaff, Longstaff, Lank- 
ster, &,c. Henry, of Pascataqua on or before 1631 ; settled early at 
Bl. Pt. ; was selectman &c. at various times. He died 18 July 1705, 
" after ten days sickness ; " " he was about 100 years old — a hale, 
strong, hearty man." He had a son Henry living in 1698. 

Larkham, Thomas : see " Dover Enquirer." 

Layn, Edmund, had wife Jane, and child, John Hussey, b. 22 Dec, 

Leathers, Edward, born 1639, was taxed at O. R., 1668-1677; re- 
ceived land in 1693-4; doubtless the ancestor of the Barrington Zincali. 

Leigh, Abraham, " a chymist," was of Dover, 1680 ; was son-in-law 
to Major Waldron and was killed 28 June, 1689. His wife was Esther, 
or Hester, who married (1) Henry, son of Henry Elkins of Hampton, 
(2) 21 June, 1686, Abraham Leigh, (3) after her release from captivity 

Richard, son of Richard Jose of Portsmouth, and (4) : she 

died in the Island of Jersey. 

Leighton. (Variously spelled Lay ton ; Laton.) Thomas 1 was born 
in 1604 ; came to America about 1633. That year he took a lot of 
Capt. Wiggans, which is thus described in 1647 : — " butting on the Back 
River west, and on John Dam's Lott on the North, and on the Lane to ye 
back Coue on the South " — He had various grants of land which it would 
puzzle an Indian to locate now, one of which was, in 1656, 100 acres 
joining to the 20 acres he bought of Mr. Gibbons, formerly belonging to 
Mr. Rogers. — He lived on Dover Neck ; died 22 Jan'y 1672. His will 
was dated 21 Sept'r 1671 ; proved 25 June, 1672. He gave property, 
therein, to his " only son and heir" Thomas, and to his daughters Mary 
(wife of Thomas Roberds, Jr.,) — Elizabeth (wife of Philip Cromwell,) 
and Sarah. 

Of his children were, (Fam. 1,) Thomas 2 ; Mary 2 who married Thomas 
Roberds, Jr. ; Daughter 2 who married Deacon John Hall ; Elizabeth 2 
who married (1) Philip Cromwell, (2) Philip Chesley ; Sarah 2 who was 
unmarried in 1672. 

X. William Layton was admitted an inhabitant 1665-8-10 ; taxed at 
Cocheco 1662-1668. We don't know who he was unless he was the son 
of William 1 Layton who emigrated from England to Kittery about 1650, 
and married Catherine, daughter of Nicholas Frost, about 1655: he died 
1666, leaving William, 2 (of Dover?) and John 2 born 1661, May, who 
married, 13 June, 1686, Oner Langdon of Portsmouth. See Vol. 5, 
page 166. 

256 Genealogical Items relating to Dove?', N. H. [July, 

Thomas, 2 son of Thomas, 1 as in Fam. 1, married a daughter of 

Hatevel Nutter. He was admitted freeman 15 Mav, 1672: was dead 
in 1710. — Of his children were, (Fam. 2.) Thomas 3 ; Elizabeth 3 ; 
John 3 ; 

John 3 ; his wife was Abigail, who had, (Fam. 3,) Lydia born 

1703, Febr'y 19. 

Thomas, 3 son of Thomas, 2 as in Fam. 2, in 1710 received land 

formerly belonging to his grandfathers Leighton and Nutter. His father 
was then dead. A Thomas (apparently the same) had a wife Susanna, 
and children, (Fam. 4.) John, born 27 June, 1719; Sarah, 10 Aug., 
1721 ; Dorothy, 18 October, 1723 ; Thomas, 13 November, 1725 ; George, 
18 November, 1727; Samuel, 29 Dec, 1729 ; Gideon, 14 February, 1731 ; 
Joseph, 23 April, 1733; Elizabeth, 11 March, 1737; Theodore, 23 
March, 1739 ; Susanna, 6 Deer, 1742. 

John : had wife Abigail. Children were, (Fam. 5.) William, 

bom 20 Aug., 1729 ; Hatevil, 13 May, 1731 ; Tobias, 9 May, 1736 ; Paul, 
3 April, 1738; Abigail, 2 May, 1740 ; Jonathan, 20 Jan'y, 1742 ; Olive, 
29 October, 1743; Mary, 19 Febry, 1746; Deborah, 3 October, 1747; 
James, 12 October, 1749. 

Leveridge, William ; see " Dover Enquirer." 

Lewis, Philip, and Henry Langstaff had a lawsuit about land at Bl. 
Pt. in 1653 ; probably lived on Portsmouth side of the line. His will 
dated 1 Nov., 1700 ; he gives property to son Abraham, son John, three 
grand children (John, James and Philip,) and to Hannah Johnson. 

Nicholas, taxed at O. R., 1677. 

Libbey, Daniel, a "Friend," married 10, llmo., 1724, Elizabeth 

Benjamin had wife Elizabeth, and son, James b. 27 July, 1739. 

Lines. " Theophilus Lines and John Parnell their men and ves- 
sel" taxed at O. R. 1666-1667. 

Lippincott, Bartholomew, taxed at Cocheco, 1658, at D. N., 1662. 

Littlefield, Francis, taxed 1648. 

Loveuing, John, taxed 1657; at Cocheco 1658- , 67; inventory of 
John " of Newichwannock " entered 1 1, 6mo., 1668 ; " Widow Lovering 
taxed 1668. 

Lowuon, Anthony, wounded 26 July, 1696; don't know how the 
man happened at Dover. 

Ludecus. See Edlin. A grant of 1659 laid out to Mrs. Ludecus in 

Lummus. Lumack. See Lamos. 

Lundall, Thomas, received an inhabitant 10, 11 mo., 1658. 

Lunt, Daniel, killed 28 June, 1689 ; not taxed 1672. 

Mackdonel, Alexander, taxed at O. R., 1661 : " his estate " taxed 

Mackuagh, Neal, married, 31 July, 1720, Margaret Campbell. 

Magoune, Henry, had a grant of land above St. Alban's Cove in 1656 ; 
taxed 1657; not taxed 1662. 

Malone, Luke, taxed at Bl. Pt. 1667-72 ; he married (still of Dover) 
20, 9 mo., 1677, Hannah Clifford of Hampton. 

Marcom, Jkremie, taxed 1659. 

Marsh, Henry, grants 1694, and 1701-2. 

Martin, John, taxed 1648; of O. R., 1661-1671. 

Mason, Peter, grant 1693-4. 

1853.] Genealogical Items relating to Dover, N. H. 257 
Benjamin, had wife Elizabeth, and children, Elizabeth b. 16 

May, 1716; Benjamin b. 27 March, 1718; Peter b. 22 Sept., 1725. 

Matthews, Francis, 1 sent out by Capt. Mason, 1631 ; was a resident 
of Durham Point; died before 1648 ; his widow Thomasin retained pos- 
session of the property until her death in 1662. Children were Benjamin 2 ; 
Walter 2 ; Martha 2 (who mar. (1) Snell, (2) Browne.) 

Benjamin, 2 had a grant 1654 ; taxed at O. R., 1661-1668; took 

the oath 21 June, 1669 ; he had a son Francis. 3 

Walter, 2 taxed 1668 ; had wife Mary ; will dated 15 April, 

1678, proved 25 June. He gave property to son Samuel, 3 nephew (?) 
Matthews Young, daughter Susanna 3 (Young,) daughter Mary 3 (Senter,) 
to his niece Susanna Senter, to his daughter Susanna's 3 oldest son Joseph 4 
Young, to Thomas 3 Snell son of his sister Martha Browne. The original 
homestead is in possession of descendants. 

Maud, Daniel. See " Dover Enquirer. 1 ' 

Meader, John, 1 born 1630 ; had a grant 1656 ; lived at O. R. ; taxed 
1661-1677 ; garrison destroyed in 1694 ; was alive in 1711—12, when he 
testified regarding some Adams property. He had children, Nathaniel, 2 
b. 14 June, 1671; John 2 (alive in 1702 ;) Nicholas 2 (prob.) 

Nathaniel, 2 lived at O. R. ; was killed 25 April, 1704 ; inven- 
tory entered 7 Aug., 1705; had wife Eleanor, and children, Lydia 3 b. 25 
Aug., 1696 ; Daniel b. 3 Nov., 1698 ; Nathaniel b. 8 March, 1700 ; Eliz- 
abeth b. 3 April, 1702 ; Eleanor b. 3 June, 1704. 

Nicholas, 2 had wife Lydia, and children, Keziah b. 23 June, 

1709 ; Samuel b. 15 Jan'y, 1711; Nicholas 9 Oct., 1712 ; John b. 8 Oct., 
1715; Daniel b. 6 Nov., 1718. 

Daniel, 3 a " Friend," mar. 22, 6 mo., 1727, Elizabeth Allen, 

and had children, Joseph 4 ; Lemuel 4 ; Benjamin 4 b. 21, 4 mo., 1736; 
Abigail 4 (mar. Timothy Peaslee of Hampton ;) Nathaniel 4 b. 23, 2 mo., 
1741 ; Elijah 4 b. 14, 6 mo., 1744; Jonathan 4 b. 5, 9 mo., 1747; Jed- 
ediah 4 (died young?) 

The name is common among the " Friends " of this vicinity. 

Meserve, Daniel, had a grant 23 June, 1701. 

Daniel, Jr., had a wife Abigail, and children, Joseph b. 4 Oct., 

1729 ; Deborah b. 14 May, 1732 ; Daniel b. 18 March, 1734 ; Jonathan 
b. 4 March, 1738; Clement b. 23 Jany, 1741 ; Abigail b. 27 Aug., 1745. 

Thamsin " Mesarvey," servant of Col. Waldren in 1704. 

Middleton. u James Medellton," received an inhabitant 10, llmo., 
1658; taxed 1661, '2 and not after. 

Mihill, John, taxed at O. R., 1671, '2. 

Miller. " Anthony Miller " is said to have been representative 1674- 
6. No such person lived in Dover. 

Morgin, Richard, taxed 1659. 

Morrise, Thomas, taxed at O. R., 1663-1672. 

Moses, Timothy, had wife Mary, and children, Martha b. 5 May, 
1700 ; Timothy b. 2 Sept., 1707. 

Timothy, had wife and child Martha b 5 May, 1732. 

Munsey, William, had a grant of land 29 July, 1695. 

Mussey, James, a "Friend," married Judith Whitehouse 21,9 mo., 
1705, and had children, Mary b. (in Salisbury,) 2, 7 mo., 1706, died 23, 
4 mo., 1708; Mary b. 11, 9 mo., 1708 (in Dover?) Lydia b. 14, 4 m., 

1710 ; Elizabeth b. 2, 2 mo., 1712, died 19. 5 mo., 1715 ; Thomas b. 11 ; 


258 Genealogical Items relating to Dover, N. H. [July? 

2 mo., 1715 ; James b. 7, 10 mo., 1717 ; Elizabeth b. 6, 7 mo., 1720, (at 
Cape Porupus) and mar. Paul Varney ; Ruth b. 18, 12mo., 1722. 

Nash, Isaac, had a grant in 1650 which he afterward conveyed to \V m . 
Everett ; taxed 1650-'58, at D. N. 

Nason, Joseph, taxed at Cocheco, 1671, '2 ; John, Richard, and 
Benjamin, taxed at Coch., 1677. 

Nock, Thomas, 1 a freeman, had a grant of land at Cocheco in 1652 ; 
exchanged some land with Jeremie Tebbets in 1658; taxed at D. N. 
1662-'5; died 29 Oct., 1666; he had wife Rebecca, (probably sister to 
Jeremie Tebbets and who married Philip Benmore before 1676,) and 
children, Thomas 2 ; Sylvanus 2 ; Rebecca 2 ; Henry 2 ; 

Thomas, 2 made his will 15 Feb., 1676 ; it was proved 31 Oct., 

1677 ; he gives to bro. Sylvanus 20 acres formerly granted to his father 
Thomas, " next to Thomas Beard betweine Cochecha and the marsh 
comonly called Nock's Marsh," and two steers, — to sister Rebecca 20 
acres, — to bro Henry lands, bible and musket, — to uncle Jeremie Tebbets 
a sheep ; his mother Rebecca was executrix. 

Sylvanus, 2 taxed at D. N., 1677 ; his will was dated 7 March, 1716, 
proved 13 Feb., 1716, 17; he mentions his eldest son Sylvanus 3 (exec.) 
sons Thomas, 3 James, 3 Zachariah, 3 daughters Elizabeth, 3 Sarah, 3 and wife 

Henry, 2 I can find no trace of children* 

Sylvanus, 3 (apparently son of Sylvanus, 2 ) had wife Sarah, and 

children, Samuel, 4 b. 20. Sept., 1707; Ebenezer, 4 b. 16 May, 1710; 
Henry, 4 b. 23 Aug., 1714; Esther, 4 b. 21 Nov., 1717; Drisco, 4 b. 21 
Mar., 1719 ; Sarah, 4 b. 11 July, 1721 ; Marcy, 4 b. 11 Oct., 1723. 

Thomas, 3 had wife Abigail, and children, Hannah, 4 b. 7 Aug , 

1714 ; Nathaniel, 4 and Mary, 4 b 26 Jan., 1717 ; James, 4 b. 1 Aug. 1720 ; 
Marcy, 4 b. 4 April, 1723. 

James, 3 " an Elder of the church at O. R.," killed in 1724. 

Zacharias, 3 had wife Sarah, and children, Joshua, 4 b. 13 Oct.. 

1715 ; Joseph, 4 b. 12 Nov., 1717 ; Zacharias, 4 b. 1 Aug., 1720 ; Benja- 
min, 4 b. 12 July, 1722; Mary, 4 b. 26 March, 1724; Temperance, 4 ' b. 

1 April, 1726 ; Olive, 4 b. 23 Feb., 1728-9 ; Thomas, 4 b. 23 Jan., 1730-1; 
Jonathan, 4 b. 2 June, 1733 ; (who " of Berwick " made his will 19 May, 
1758, " going on an expedition against Canada ; " he mentions his father 
Zacharias, his sisters Sarah, Temperance, Olive (Hossum,) brother Ben- 
jamin, and his bro. Joshua's son Thomas ; will proved 9 July, 1759.) 

Norraway, James, had wife Elizabeth, and children, William born 

2 March, 1697-8 ; Dorothy, b. 9 July, 1703. 

Nute, (Newt.) James, 1 a freeman of 1653, was sent over by Capt. 
Mason, on or before 1631. He lived on Dover Neck for many years. 
Was taxed in 1648 and to 1677, and was living in 1691. He gave to his 
son James, land at B. R , 15 Feb'y, 1671, and to his son Abraham land 
in Dover, same date. He had sons, James, 2 born 1643; Abraham, 2 1644. 

James, 2 " husbandman," was taxed at D. N., 1662-1677. His inven- 
tory was returned 1691, and his estate divided, 1693. His widow, Mary, 
was to have the use of his estate until the children were of age : then 
James, the eldest, was to have two thirds, and the other three children to 
divide the remainder of all lands and movables. His children were, 
James, 3 born 27 July, 1687 ; Samuel, 3 1689, and two others. (A James 
was husband to Elizabeth, daughter of John Heard, in 1687.) 

Abraham, 2 was taxed in 1672 and was alive in 1724. 

1853.] Genealogical Items relating to Dover, N. H. 259 

James, 3 born in 1687 ; chose John Layton as his guardian in 1699. 
Had a wife, Prudence, and children. Elizabeth, 4 born 28 Dec, 1706 ; 
James,- 4 12 Mar. 1712-13 ; Paul, 4 19 Aug., 1714 ; Ann, 4 21 March, 1721. 

Samuel, 3 son of James, 2 chose William Furber as his guardian, 

6 Jan., 1707; married 8 March, 1718-19, Elizabeth Pinkham, probably 
the one who was daughter to John Pinkham. 

Abraham, had a wife Joanna, and son Abraham, b. 9 March, 


Nutter, Hatevil, an elder and occasional preacher, was born in 1603, 
" or thereabouts " as appears in a deposition of the Elders : he was one 
of the company " of good estates and of some account for religion," who 
were induced to leave England with Capt. Wiggans in 1635, and to found 
on Dover Neck a u compact town," which never went farther than 
"High street" and " Dirty Lane ; " he took a lot in 1637 which was 
thus rebounded in 1640 : — " Butting on ye fore Riuer East [Newichwan- 
nock,] and on ye west upon ye high street, on ye North upon ye Lott of 
Samewell Haynes, and on ye South upon ye Lott of William Story ; " 
he owned lot No. 20 on the west side of Back River, and at various 
times received grants of lands in different undefinable localities ; his 
house stood about fifteen rods N. N. E. from the nearest corner of the 
school house which stands in the old fortification, and ten pear trees 
stand in his cellar. In 1643 he had a grant between Lamprill and Oyster 
Rivers, which was laid out in 1662 to his son Antony ; on 2, 12 mo., 
1658 he had a grant " next Wm. Sheffield's for a farm ; " in April, 1669, 
he gave the " Welchman's Cove " property to Antony, to go afterwards to 
Antony's son John ; 13 Feb., 1670, he gave hand to John Winget, hus- 
band of " daughter Mary." The Elder was rich and respectable, dis- 
liked the Quakers, and died in a good old age. His will was dated 28 
Dec, 1674, (he being " about 71 years of age," proved 29 June 1675 ; 
he gave to his " present wife Anne " use of dwelling house, orchard, 
Great Bay Marsh, &c, all of it to go to Antony after her decease ; men- 
tions children Antony, Mary, (Winget) and Abigail (Roberts.) 

Children were, Antony, 2 born 1630 ; Mary, 2 who married John Winget 
before 1670 ; daughter, 2 who married Thomas Leighton and was dead in 
1674 ; Abigail, 2 who married Thomas Roberts, and probably others. 

Antony, 2 son of the elder, lived for a time on Dover Neck and after- 
ward at Welchman's Cove on Bloody Point side, where his home was a 
garrison house ; in 1667 was a " Corporall " and in 1683 a " Leftenant ;" 
was a freeman 22 May, 1662 ; was selectman, representative, and the 
" tall big man named Antony Nutter," who, with Wiggin, in Cranfield's 
time, visited Mason when the latter got his wig burned, his teeth knocked 
out and met with other similar accidents ; he married Sarah, daughter of 
Henry Langstaff, who outlived him; he died 19 Feb., 1686. Children 
were, John 2 ; Hatevil 2 ; Henry 2 ; Sarah 2 (who married Capt. Nathaniel 

John, 3 lived on Bloody Point side and had children, (probably) John, 4 
(whose will was dated 16 Aug., 1746 ; married, but died s. p.,) Matthias 4 ; 
James 4 ; Hatevil. 4 

Hatevil, 3 lived also in Newington, (Bloody Point;) was twice married 
and died in 1745 ; will dated 12 Nov., 1745, proved 25 Dec, 1745 ; gave 
to wife Sarah all moveables, including " negro Csesar ; " to sons Hatevil 
and Antony all lands in Rochester ; to sons John and Joshua, all 
lands in Newington ; to five daughters Eleanor, Sarah (Walker) Abigail 

260 Genealogical Items relating to Dover, N. H. [July, 

(Dam) Elizabeth (Rawlings,) and Olive he gave <£10 each. Children 
by first wife, Hatevil 4 ; Antony 4 ; Eleanor 4 ; Sarah 4 ; and by second wife, 
John, 4 born 24 Feb., 1721 ; Joshua 4 ; Abigail 4 ; Elizabeth 4 ; Olive. 4 

Henry, 3 son of Antony, 2 lived also in Newington, and there died ; his 
will was dated 24 Dec, 1739, proved 19 January, 1739-40 ; he gave to 
wife Mary the use of all estate in Newington ; to son Samuel (Executor) 
all the estate after his mother's decease excepting <£50 to son Valentine, 
lands in Rochester to son Joseph, .£10 to daughter Elizabeth (Crockett) 
and <£10 to daughter Mary. We know of no other children. 

John, 4 son of Hatevil, 3 born 24 Feb , 1721, married, 17 Nov., 1747, 
Anna Simms (born 20 Oct., 1727, died 11 Aug., 1793;) they lived in 
Newington ; he died 19 Sept., 1776. Children were, Hatevil, 5 born 1 
Dec, 1748 ; Mary, 5 b. 25 Aug., 1750 ; Hannah, 5 b. 12 June, 1752, died 
12 June, 1764; Dorothy, 5 b. 5 Aug., 1754; John, 5 b 5 March, 1757; 

, 5 born and died 23 April, 1759 ; Anna, 5 b. 6 March, 1760 ; Joseph 

S., 5 b. 3 Feb., 1762, died 2 Feb., 1746; Anthony, 5 b. 17 Feb., 1764; 
Hannah, 5 b. 4 July, 1767 ; Abigail, 5 b. 21 April, 1669, died 28 Aug., 1850. 

Descendants are numerous in Strafford Co. 

Ordway, James, born 1620, took a lot of Capt. Wiggans not far from 
1636 ; Coffin says, " came, tradition says, from Wales to Newbury ;" 
not taxed 1648 ; James Ordway of Newbury and his wife Ann, convey 

10 Mar., 1665, his land at Dover to John Heard ; admitted freeman at 
Salisbury, 20 April, 1668. 

Otis, Richard. See vol. 5, page 177. 

Otter, Nicholas, taxed at D. N., 1664, '5. 

Page, Anthony, taxed at Cochecho, 1662-6. 

Paine, Thomas, grant 25, 9 mo., 1659, of land beyond Cochecho Fresh 
Marsh; taxed 1659-1677; constable 1687; will dated 17 Oct., 1694; 
proved 1700; mentions wife Elizabeth exec, children, Thomas, Jane, 
Elizabeth, Catherine, Ann, all under age. 

Mr. Payne and Thomas Payne, taxed 1665, at Tole-End. 

Parnell, John, taxed at O. R., 1666-8. 

Patterson, Edward, had a grant of land near O. R , 31, 10*mo., 1660 ; 
taxed 1657-1665. 

Pearl, John, (Peril,) had wife Mary, and children, John, b. 11 Aug., 
1714; Elizabeth, b. 28 Dec, 1718; Joseph, b. 30 Mar., 1721 ; Benja- 
min, b. 28 Nov., 1723 ; Abraham, b. 5 April, 1726 

Nicholas, lived in a cave until he was killed, 2 Aug., 1706. See 

Belknap, p. 172. 

Peirce, Benjamin, had wife (1) Elizabeth, and children Benjamin, b. 

11 Dec, 1706 ; Joseph, b. 22 Oct., 1709 ; he mar. (2) 30 May, 1714, 
Hannah Ash, and had John b. 19 May, 1715; Elizabeth, b. 17 May, 
1717 ; Hannah, b. 10 Jan., 1718 ; Ebenezer, b. 2 Feb., 1720-1 ; Israel, 
b. 16 Feb., 1723-4; Martha, b. 18 Oct., 1725; Thomas, b. 15 May, 1727. 

Perkins, Thomas, 1 born 1628, took the oath 21 June, 1669 ; had land 
granted him in D. N., near Isaac Stokes and joining the common ; taxed 
1665-1675 ; gave land to son Nathaniel, 2 25 April, 1693. 

William, born in the west of England, it is said, in 1616 ; took 

the oath 21 June, 1669 ; taxed at O. R., 1662-1675 ; died in Newmar- 
ket in 1732, aged 116 ; his great-grandson Thomas died in Wakefield, in 
1824, aged 91. 

( To be Continued. ) 

1853.] Births ; Deaths, fyc, in Nantucket. 261 


[Continued from page 182.] 

[Communicated by Wm. C. Folger, of Nantucket, Corresponding Member of the 
N. Eng. H. G. Soc] 

Solomon y e son of Richard Gardner Jr. was born July 1. 1680. 
Mary y c dau. of Will m . Parkman was born Feby 25 th . 1680 
Dorothy Cottle died y e first day of October — 1681 
Mr. Tristram Coffin Died y« 2 Day of October 1681 ~ 
Richard Swaine Senior Died y e 14 th of Aprill 1682 
Mr. Thomas Macy Departed this Life Aprill y e 19 th 1682 
Thomas y e Son of Will m Bunker was yorn y e 8 th of Aprell 1680 
Hephsibah the Daughter of Nath 11 . Starbuck was born y e 2 d of April 1680 
James y e Son of Dennis Manning was born y e 20 th of January 1680 
Silvanus y e Son of Stephen Hussey was born May y e 13 th Day 1682 
Peter y e Son of Jeremiah Coleman was born y e 6 th of y e 2 d m 1716 
David y e Son of Dennis Manning was born y e 2 d of April 1683 
Benjamin y e Son of Richard Gardner was born July y e 20 th 1683 
Rachel y e Daughter of John Trot was born August y e 23 d 1683 
John Worth and Miriam Gardner were Married the 22 d of Sept m . 1684 
Benjamin y e Son of Will m . Bunker was born May y e 28 th 1683 
Edward y e Son of Edward Cartwright, was born May y c 5 1683 
Mr. Thomas Macy Departed this life y e 19 th of Aprill 1682 
Bethiah y e Daughter of John Macy was born April y e 8 th 1681 
Benjamin y e Son of James Coffin was born August y e 28 t ' 1 1683 
Deborah y e Daughter of Joseph Gardner was born March y c 30: 1681 
Hope y c Daughter of Joseph Garner was born January y e 7 th 1683 
Miriam y e Daughter of Richard Gardner was born July y e 14 th 1685 
Jonathan y e Son of John Worth was born y c 31 st of October 1685 
Abigail y e Daughter of Richard Swaine was born February y e 7, 1683 
Jonathan y e Son of Richard Swaine was born y c 23 d of December 1685 
Tristram y e Son of Peter Coffin Jun r was born y e 26 Aprill 1685 
Nath 11 . y e Son of John Worth was born September y e 8 th 1687 
William y e Son of John Swaine Jr. was born October y e 2 d , 1688 
Lidia y e Daughter of Richard Gardner Jun r . was born June y e 16, 1687 
Mr. Richard Gardner Departed this Life January y e 23 d 1688 
Lidia y e Daughter of Richard Gardner Jr. Departed this Life february 

th 8th 1688 

Peter Coffin & Elizabeth Starbuck were married August the 15 th 1682 
Abigail y e Daughter of Mr. Peter Coffin Jr. was born July y e 9 th 1683 
Nathaniel y e Son of Mr. Peter Coffin was born y e 26 th of March 1687 
Lamuell y e Son of Mr. Peter Coffin was born y e 26 th of february 1689 
Barnabas y e Son of Mr. Peter Coffin Jr. was born february y e 12 th 1690 
Mary y e Daughter of Edward Cartwright was born June y e 29 th 1687 
Edward Starbuck Departed this Life y e 4 th of y e 12mo. 1690, aged 86 yr. 
Ishmael the Son of Betty Servant to Will" 1 . Worth born at Boston May 1688 
Judith y e Daughter of Jno. Worth was born December y e 22d 1689 
Richard y e Son of John Worth was born y e 27 th of May 1692 
William y e Son of John Worth was born y e 27 of November 1694 
Lidia y e Daughter of Peter Coffin Son of Mr. John Coffin was born the 

23 d Day of November 1697 

262 Births , Deaths, fyc, in Nantucket. [July, 

Mary y e Daughter of Eleazer folger was born february 14 th 1684 
Batchlour the Son of Stephen Hussey was born february y e 18 th 1684-5 
Daniel y e Son of Stephen Hussey was born y e 20 th of October 1687 
Mary y e Daughter of Stephen Hussey was born March y e 24 th 1689-90 
George y e Son of Stephen Hussey was born y e 21st of June 1694 
Theodata y e Daughter of Stephn Hussey was born September y e 15 th 


Margaret y e Daughter of Jethro Coffin was born June y e 10 th 1689 

Precilla y e Daughter of Jethro Coffin was born December y e 26 th 169 L 

John y e Son of Jethro Coffin was born y e 12 th of Aprill 1694 

Josia y e Son of Jethro Coffin was born y e 28 of July 1698 

Abigaile y e Daughter of Jethro Coffin was born y e 12 Day of 12mo 1700-1 

Joseph Paddack and Sarah Gardner were married March y e 5 th 1696 

Richard y e Son of John He! man was born October 7 th 1682. 

Robert y e Son of Jethro Coffin was born y e 21 of y e 2 d mo 1704 

Peter y e Son of Joseph Swaine was born y e 22 d of June 1697 

Richard y e Son of Joseph Swaine was born y e 16 th of August 1698 

Edward Cartwright Died y e 2 d Day of y e 7mo 1705 

Nicholas Cartwright Died y e 10 Day of the 7 mo 1706 

Alice y e Daughter of Sampson Cartwright was born September y e 21 


Caleb y e Son of William Stretton was born y e 3 d Day of y e lOmo 1708 
Mary y e Daughter of William Stretton was born 1 Day 8mo 1710 
Elizabeth y e Daughter of Will "Stretton was born y e : 14: Day: 8mo 1712 
Deborah y e Daughter of Will m . Stretton was born y e 21 st of y e lOmo 1714 
Hagar Daughter to Betty Will m Worth Servant born August y e 7 th 1696 
Daniel y e Son of George Bunker was born August ye 16 Day 1696 
Seth the Son of Joseph Paddack was born July y e 9 th Day 1699 
Dorcas y e Daughter of Nath 11 Coffin was born July y e 22 d 1693 
Christian y e Daughter of Nath 11 Coffin was born Aprill y e 8: 1695 
Lydia y e Daughter of Nath 11 Coffin was born May y e 16 th 1697 
William y e Son of Nath 11 Coffin was born: December y e 1 st : 1699 
John Macy Departed this Life October y e 14 th 1693 
Thomas Howse & Abigaile Hussey were married April y e 5 th : 1700 
Thomas Howse y e Son of Thomas Howse was born March ye 6: 1701-2 
Micha y e Son of Joseph Coffin was born y e 6 th of July 1705 
Nathaniell Coffin and Damaris Gayer were married 17 th : of y e 8 th mo: 

1692: by me Will m Worth Justice of y e Peace. 

Jethro Starbuck & Dorcas Gayer were married y e 6 th Day of y e 10: mo 

1694: by me Will m Worth Justice of the Peace. 

Mary y e Daughter of Edward Allin was born y e 25: day of August 1698 
Joseph y e Son of Edward Allin was born y e 10 day of October 1695 & 

deceased y e 4: 5 mo 1706. 

Benjamin y e Son of Edward Allin was borne y e 22 day of March 1697 
Nath 11 . y e Son of Edward Allin was borne february y e 24 th 1700 
Daniel y e Son of Edward Allin was born y e 23: day of y e 2 mo 1704 
Benjamin y e Son of John Ingraham was borne y e 23: of January 1703 
Judith y e Daughter of Peleg Bunker was borne y e 21 of September 1701 
Prissillay e Daughter of Peleg Bunker was borne y e 8 th of December 1703 
Dinah ye Daughter of Peleg Bunker was borne January y e 25 th 1705 
Paul y e Son of Stephen Coffin Senior was borne y e 15 of April 1695 
Silvanus y e Son of Edward Allin was borne y e 6 day of y 8 3mo 1706 
Thomas ye Son of Matthew Genkins was born y e 29: day of y e 9mo 1707 

1853.] Births, Deaths, fyc, in Nantucket. 263 

Christopher ye Son of Bachelor Hussey was borne y e 10 day of y e 2mo 


Mary y e Daughter of Bachelor Hussey was borne y e 9 day of y e 12 mo 


Jedidah ye Daughter of Bachelor Hussey was borne y e 27 day of y e 7mo 


Eunice Daughter of Peter Coffin was borne Sept 23: 1693 
Jonathan y e Son of Richard Pinkham was borne y e 12 day of y e 9mo 1684 
Shubal y e Son of Richard Pinkham was born y e 7 day of y e 4 mo 1691 
Nathaniel y e Son of Richard Pinkham was borne y e 22: day of ye 1 1 mo 

Deborah y e Daughter of Richard Pinkham was borne y e 28 day of y e 

12 mo 1694 

Daniel y e Son of Richard Pinkham was borne y e 8 day of ye lOmo 1697 
Barnabas y e Son of Richard Pinkham was borne y e 3 day of ye 11 mo 


Peleg y e Son of Richard Pinkham was borne y e 5 day of y e 12mo 1701 
Theophilus y e Son of Richard Pinkham was borne y e 14 day of ye first 

month 1705 

James ye Son of Richard Pinkham was borne y e 19 day of y e 12mo 


John y e Son of Jonathan Pinkham was borne y e 15 day of y e 8mo 1707 
Jonath. Coffin y e Son of James Coffin & Mary his wiffe was borne y e 

28 of ye 6mo 1692 

Anthony odar y e Son of Nicholas odar of Newport in y e He of White in 

ye County of hampsheer in old England, was married to Sarah folger y e 

Daughter of Eleazer folger of Nantucket in New England on y e 10 day 

of March 1702-3 by Will-worth Justis of peace on Nantucket. 

Elizabeth Daughter of Anthony odar & Sarah his wiffee was borne y e 

16: day of December 1703 

John y e Son of Bachelor Hussey was borne y e 6: day of y e 8 mo 1710 
John Swaine y e third &, Patience Skiffe were married ye 3: of October 

1706 by me Will- Worth 
Sarah ye Daughter of Nicholas Cartwright was born y* 13: day of y e 

8 mo 1695 

Elenor y e Daughter of Nicholas Cartwright was borne y e 14 day of y e 

8mo 1697 

Hope ye Daughter of Nicholas Cartwright was borne y e 27 day of y e 

6 mo 1699 

Lydia y e Daughter of Nicholas Cartwright was borne ye 15 day of y e 

10 mo 1701 

Nicholas ye Son of Nicholas Cartwright was borne y e 4 day of y e 11 

mo 1705 

Abigail y e Daughter of Morris Phariss was borne y e 8 day of y e 2mo 

Tabitha y e Daughter of John Trott was born y e 2: day of y e first mo 1679 
Joseph y e Son of John Trott was borne y e 10 day of y e 2 mo 1681 
John y e Son of John Trott was borne y e 28: day of y e 6 mo 1683 
Benjamin y e Son of John Trott was borne y e 8: day of y e 9 mo 1685 
James y e Son of John Trott was borne y e 20: day of y e 11 mo 1687 
Mary y e Daughter of John Trott was born y e 31: day of y e 8 mo 1690 
Abigail y e Daughter of John Trott was y e 8: day of y e 4 mo 1693 
Prissilla y e daughter of John Trott was born y e 11 day of y e first month 


264 Births, Deaths, c^c, in Nantucket. [July? 

Mary y e Daughter of Jedediah fitch was borne y e 22: day of y e 6mo 

Hannah y e Daughter of Nath 11 . Gardner was borne y e 6: day of y e 5 mo 

Ebenezer y e Son of Nathaniel Gardner was borne y' 27 day of y e 8 mo 

Peleg y c Son of Nathaniel Gardner was borne y e 22: day of y e 5 mo 1691 

Judith y e Daughter of Nath 11 Gardner was borne y e 28 day of y e 8 mo 

Margaret y e Daughter of Nath 11 Gardner was borne y e 28 day of y e 11 
mo 1695 

Nath 11 y e Son of Nath u Gardner was born y e 14 day of y e 10 mo 1697 

Andrew y e Son of Nath 11 Gardner was borne y e 26 day of y e 10 mo 1699 

Abel y e Son of Nathaniel Gardner was borne y e 6 day of y e 6 mo 1702 

Susannah y e Daughter of Nathaniel Gardner was borne y e 4 day of y e 
6 mo 1706 

Abigaile y e wiffe of Nathaniel Gardner Died on y e 15: day of y e 3 mo 

Jemima y e Daughter of John Barnard was borne y e 14: day of y e 9 mo 

Robert y e Son of John Barnard was borne y e 14 day of y e 11 mo 1702 

Matthew y e Son of John Barnard was borne y e 7 day of y e 9 mo 1705 

Lamuel y e Son of John Barnard was born y c 3: day of y e 7 mo 1707 

Nath 11 Starbuck y e Son of Nath 11 Starbuck & Dinah Coffin y e Daughter 
of James Coffin were married y e 20: day of November 1690 p. John Gard- 
ner Justice 

Mary y e Daughter of Nath 11 Starbuck Jr. was borne y e 31 day of 
Decembr. 1692 

Paul y e Son of Nath 11 Starbuck Jr. was borne y e 29 day of Octobr. 1694 

Prissilla y e Daughter of Nath 11 Starbuck Jr. was borne y e 25 dav of 
Octo^ 1696 

Elizabeth y e Daughter of Nath 11 Starbuck Jr. was borne y e 27 day of 
Novembr. 1698 

Hephzibah y e daughter of Nath 11 Starbuck, Jr. was borne y e 8th day of 
November, 1700 

Abigail y e Daughter of Nath 11 Starbuck Jr. was borne y e 28 day of y e 6 
mo 1704 

Benjamin y° Son of Nath 11 Starbuck Jr. was borne y e 16 day of y e 7 mo 

Tristram y° Son of Nath 11 Starbuck Jr. was borne y e 18 day of y e 6 mo 

Ruth y e Daughter of Nath 11 Starbuck Jr. was borne y e 24 day of y e 12 
mo 1714-5 

Anna y e Daughter of Nath 11 Starbuck Jr. was born y e 12 day of y e 10 
mo 1716 

Jethro Starbuck & Dorcas Gayer were married y c 6 day of y e 10 mo 
1694 by me William Worth Justice of Peace 

George Bunker & Deborah Coffin were married y e 10 day of y e 8mo 

James Coffin Jr. & Ruth Gardner were married y e 19 day of y c 3 mo 

George y e Son of James Coffin Jr. was borne y e 22: day of y e 2 mo 1693 

[To be continued.] 

1853.] Paul Wentworth and his Family. 265 


[Extracts from Norwich Records.] 

Norwich, June 20, 1715, " Know yea yt I David Francies of Nor- 
wich in ye county of New London, in ye colony of Connecticut, in New 
England, husbandman, for and in ye consideration of seventy pounds to 
me in hand paid in current money by Paul Wentworth, of New London 
in the county aforesaid, husbandman &,c." 

He here deeds land situated on the East side of Shetucket river and 
on the west side of the road that leads to Stonington, where Paul Went- 
worth lived and died. It was in that part of Norwich set off about 1786 
as the town of Preston. 

Said David Francis conveyed 35 acres of land, with a dwelling-house, 
orchard, fruit trees, fences and all other privileges, reserving the east room 
of said house and the cellar under the same, during said David's natural 
life. And said Wentworth was to give him two barrels of cider per year 
and deliver them into his cellar, and to keep a horse for said Francis, both 
winter and summer, during his natural life. 

James Norman, Paul Wentworth, John Hutchins, John Ormsby, Joseph 
Chapman, and Samuel Spisor, are allowed inhabitants of Norwich, Deer. 
20, 1715." 

May 31st, 1726, Paul Wentworth deeds as follows: " for and in con- 
sideration of the love, good will and fatherly affection that I have and do 
bear to my beloved son Edward, &,c, &,c, do give, grant, &c. all the one 
half of the farm which 1 now live upon, &c, situated on the easterly side 
of Shetucket river, in Norwich, of which farm I have already given to my 
son Aaron about twenty acres, &c. ; and also the reversion of the other 
half of my said farm of lands, &c, &c, after my decease and the de- 
cease of my now wife Calliron, from thenceforth and forever more." 

Same date, Edward gives bond to take care of his father and mother 
during their natural lives. 

Edward 3 Wentworth died August 27, 1727, leaving one child Hannah, 

born July 5, 1727. His wife was Hannah . 

May 13, 1746, " For the consideration of my [his wife must have now 
been dead] comfortable and honorable maintenance during my natural 
life, to me secured by my son Benjamin Wentworth, &,c," Paul deeds to 
him the very land he had previously deeded to his son Edward, then de- 

January 31, 1750-51, Sylvanus Wentworth speaks of his brother Ed- 
ward and father Paul as both deceased. 

"At a Court of Probate, held in Norwich, in the District of Norwich, 
the 18th day of January, 1750-51 : 

Present, Hezekiah Huntington, Esq., Judge, "This Court grants power 
of administration unto Benjamin Wentworth of said Norwich, on all the 
goods, chattels and credits of his father, Paul Wentworth, late of said 
Norwich, deceased, and the said Benjamin Wentworth personally ap- 
peared in this Court and made solemn oath that he would make or cause 
to be made a true and perfect inventory of all the estate of said deceased 
that shall come to his possession and knowledge, and the same exhibit into 
the registry of this Court. 

Test, Isaac Huntington, Clerk. 
Sylvanus 3 Wentworth deeds to his son Samuel, Deer 29, 1750, land in 
Norwich, Conn. 

266 Letters from David Wilder and Joshua Green. [July. 

This Sylvanus 3 Wcntworth was of Berwick, Maine, where, July 2, 
1714, he has land of William Child of Berwick. 

Sylvanus 3 Wentworth m. as second wife, at Rowley, Mass., Eleanor 
Davis, April 3, 1723, and had Svlvanus, 4 b. May 9, 1724. By first wife 
he had Samuel, 4 who m. Margaret Hinton, of Groton, Conn., Sept. 7, 
1736, and had Catherine, 5 b. August 1, 1738. 

The above Paul, 2 son of Elder William, was of Dover, N. H., of Row- 
ley, Mass., of New London, Conn., and died in that part of Norwich, 
Conn., now known as Preston, Conn. 

North Leominster, April 6, 1853. 
Samuel G. Drake, Esq. 

Sir, — A writer in " the Journal" of this month, with whom you are 
probably acquainted, inquires where " No Town " was ? In 1838, about 
3000 acres of unincorporated land called " No Town," was annexed to 
Princeton, Westminster, and this town. But I never heard that any one 
by the name of Vinton lived upon, or owned any of that land. There was 
a man by the name of Pool, who formerly lived near to it in Fitchburg. 

The same year (1838) " Oxford North Gore " was annexed to Oxford. 
And if I am not mistaken, when the town of Webster was incorporated, 
it included what had previously been " Oxford South Gore." Now, as 
the Vintons resided in that part of this county, may not the land conveyed 
by the will referred to, have been situated in one of those gores ? My 
impression is, that, formerly, I have heard that South Gore called u No 

Hoping that the above suggestions may aid Mr. V. in his commendable 

I am respectfully, 

Your ob't serv't, 


Groton, March 14, 1853. 
My Dear Sir : 

Some of the following facts, will help to enlarge the "Waldron" ped- 
igree, in two or three particulars, in regard to names, as given in N. E. 
His and Gen. Reg., vol. v, p. 182. 

My ancestor, Rev. Joseph Green, of Salem Village, m. Elizabeth, a 
dau. of Rev. Joseph Gerrish, of Wenham, who m. Anna, a dau. of Maj. 
Richard Waldron, of N. Hampshire. 

Joseph Green, Esq., of Boston, (son of Rev. Joseph, of S. Village,) m. 
Anna Peirce, of Portsmouth, N. H., Dec. 28, 1727. She d. 28 Dec, 

Mr. Joshua Peirce, of Newbury, m. Dorothy, a dau. of Maj. Pike, of 
Salisbury, and had Hon. Joshua Peirce, who m. Elizabeth, a dau. of Mr. 
Joseph Hall, of Piscataqua, N. H., who m. Elizabeth Smith, who came 
from England at the desire of her uncle, Maj. Richard Waldron. 

Very truly 

And respectfully yours, 

Samuel G. Drake, Esq., Boston. 

1853.] Early Settlers in Morris County, N. J. 267 

S. K. 

In the notice of the settlement of Hanover in Morris, supposed to be 
the earliest within the limits of what is now Morris and Sussex counties, 
given by the author of an article in Barber and Howe's " Collections," it 
is stated, that Timothy, Samuel, and Joseph Tuttle, three brothers, from 
the N. of England, near the river Tweed, Joseph and Abraham Kitchel, 
brothers, and Francis Lindsley, all from England, were among the first 
emigrants. This is all a mistake, if documentary evidence is better than 
tradition, and not more true with respect to one than another of the per- 
sons named. 

Deacon Abraham Kitchell, who was also one of the judiciary, died in 
1741, aged 62, and with Joseph Lindsley, the son of Francis, who came 
from Branford, sleeps in " God's-acre," in Whippany, together with Jo- 
seph and Timothy Tuttle. John Lindsley, the brother of Joseph, lies in 
the old cemetery in Morristown, and Ebenezer's narrow-house is in the 
" mountain society's" city of the dead. These were some of the little 
folks of Newark in its infancy. Samuel Kitchell, the father of Abraham, 
was one of those who for themselves and their associates purchased of the 
" Indians belonging to Hackinsack, the known acknowledged proprie- 
tors," the territory now occupied by the living and the dead in Orange, 
Bloomfield, Belleville and this city. He married Elizabeth Wakeman, at 
New Haven, in 1651, and with his father, Robert, who was there a mem- 
ber of the " general court" in 1661, and it is not improbable of transat- 
lantic birth, was prominent among the founders of Newark. He died in 
1690. His sons were Samuel and Abraham. His daughters were Eliz- 
abeth Tompkins, wife of Seth, Abigail Ward, wife of John, Mary Ward, 
wife of Josiah, Susanna and Grace. 

The second wife of Samuel Kitchell was Grace, a daughter of the Rev. 
Abraham Pierson, who with the majority of his church and congrega- 
tion, united with Milford brethren and friends in 1666, in the settlement 
of " New-work," or " Pesayak-towne," on " the great river Pesayak," as 
it is called in the deed from the native Americans. Mr. Pierson died, 
August 9th, 1678. Though no rude memorial marks the resting place of 
the first pastor of " the mother of churches," enough is known to indicate 
its locality. In the course of the judicious improvements now in progress 
under the direction of the Committee on Public Grounds, the hitherto un- 
known repository of the mortal remains of " Mr. Samuel Kitchell " has 
been discovered, as also that of " John Gardner, Esq." who died in 1719, 
the son-in-law of John Ward, Jun'r, he having married Abigail Ward. 
His sons were Gershom and Thomas. With a little attention on the part 
of those whose ancestry were the pioneers of Essex and Morris, much 
can be done to beautify the sacred enclosure, into which were gathered 
the successive generations that finished their course within the town-plot 
and its vicinity until a recent period — an ancestry of whom none should 
be ashamed, and of whom every one is entitled to a decent sepulchre. 
Henceforth let voices be heard — 

" Good Friend, for Jesus' sake, forbear 
To move the Dust that resteth here — 
Blest be the Man that spares these Stones, 
And curst be he that moves my Bones! " 

and the injunction, " Here let us rest in undisturbed dust, until the res- 
urrection of the just," given with their names and age so frequently, be 
no more disregarded. — Newark paper. 

270 Memoirs of Prince's Subscribers. [July? 

merit of our members ; we must guard the church by our Master's laws, 
and keep out strange cattle from the fold. And we must, in a particular 
manner, set a watchful guard over the Devil, the old black bull, who has 
done so much hurt of late. All perceived the wisdom and fitness of Mr. 
Bulkley's advice, and resolved to be governed by it. The consequence 
was, all the animosities subsided and harmony was restored to the long 
afflicted church." 

BULKLEY, JOHN, Esq., of Colchester, son of the preceding, was 
born 1704, grad. Yale C. 1726, and died July 21, 1753. He possessed 
a high reputation, both as a physician and lawyer. In 1743 he was 
elected an assistant, and was annually reelected to that office to the time 
of his death, a period of ten years. In Connecticut, the assistants at that 
time, not only constituted the upper House of the Assembly, but were the 
Supreme Court of the State. They were the leading men of their times. 

He m. 1st, Oct. 29, 1738, Mary Gardner,* who d. Jan. 24, 1750; he 
m. 2d, April 16, 1751, Abigail Hastings. His children were Lydia, b. 
Oct. 31, 1739 ; Mary, b. May 2, and d. June 1, 1741 ; John, b. May 20, 
and d. Nov. 15, 1742; Mary, b. Nov. 15, 1743; Eliphalet, b. Aug. 8, 
1746 ; Lucy, b. Aug. 2, 1749 ; Charles, by 2d mar., b. May 22, 1752. 

The following inscription is copied from Judge Bulkley's monument : — 

The Honble. John Bulkley, Esq. of Colchester, who for a number of 
years, was a great honour to an uncommon variety of exalted Stations in 
life. Morte Subitanae Corripuit Julii 21 A. D. 1753. Anno jEtatis 
Suse 49. 

Beloved and fear'd for vertue's Sake, 
Such venue as the great doth make. 

CLAP, Rev. THOMAS,f of Windham, was born at Scituate, Mass., 
June 26, 1703, grad. H. C. 1722, and was ordained at Windham, Aug. 
3, 1726. He continued at this place till he entered upon the presidency 
of Yale College in 1739. He was at the head of that institution about 
twenty-seven years, having resigned his office Sept. 10, 1766 ; he died at 
Scituate, Jan. 7, 1767.J His father was Stephen, a descendant of Thomas 

* The author appears to have been mistaken as to the maiden name of Mrs. Bulk- 
ley, as is shown from the Sermon preached by her father at her funeral ; the title of 
which is here transcribed : — 

" A Discourse as it wa,s delivered at Colchester, Jan. 28th, 1749-50, occasioned by 
the Death of my dearly beloved Daughter, Mrs. Mary Bulkley, wife to the Honour- 
able Col. John Bulkley, Esq. who deceased Jan. 24th, before, and in the 36th year of 
her age. By Eliphalet Adorns, M. A. Pastor of the First Church of Christ in New 
London. New London : 1751." 12mo. pp.31. 

Mr. Adams dedicates his Discourse "to the Honourable John Bulkley, Esq." the hus« 
band of the Deceased." Mrs. Bulkley left four small children. — Editor. 

f Although we have printed a notice of President Clap in our preceding number, 
yet the present, being chiefly additional matter, and brief, is thought a desirable con- 
tribution in the same line. — Editor. 

X I have in my possession, a copy of the Sermon preached on the death of Presi- 
dent Clap, the title of which is as follows : — " The faithful Serving of God, and our 
Generation, the only Way to a peaceful and happy death. — A Sermon occasioned by the 
Death of the Reverend Thomas Clap, (President of Yale College in New Haven) 
who departed this Life, Jan. 7th, 1767; delivered in the College Chapel, Jan. 8th, by 
the Rev. Naphtali Daggett, Livingston Professor of Divinity in Yale College. [Text] 
Mat. xxv. 23. New Haven: Printed by B. Mecom." 4to. pp. 33. 

On a fly-leaf of this copy is a MS. record in these words: "Noah Clap his Book, 
June 23d, 1768. Ex dono Filiarum Reverendi Domini Thomae Clap, nuper Collegii 
Yalensis Prsesidis." This Noah Clap was probably the cousin of the President: son 
of David Clap of Norton. 

1853.] Memoirs of Prince's Subscribers. 271 

Clap, the brother of Nicholas, of Dorchester, who died at Scituate, in 
1684. He m. 1727, Mary, daughter of his predecessor, Rev. Samuel 
Whiting, first minister of Windham. She died Aug. 19, 1736, at the age 
of 24 years. 

He possessed strong powers of mind, and under his administration Yale 
College rose in reputation, both at home and abroad. He laid the foun- 
dation stone of "Connecticut Hall," one of the college edifices, which, 
chiefly through his means, was completed in 1752. At that time it was 
the best building in the colony.* At different periods he published sev- 
eral theological and philosophical essays ;t and also a history of Yale 
College, in 1766. He left a valuable collection of manuscripts, which 
were plundered in the expedition against New Haven, under Gen. Tryon, 
in July, 1779. Among them were materials for a history of Connecticut. 

In a manuscript^ that escaped the pillage of the enemy, containing 
some minutes of his life, is a census of his parish at Windham, which 
then contained 120 families, 722 individuals. It bears date Jan. 1, 1737. 
His wife had died a short time before. § His own family is recorded 
thus :— Thomas Clap, June 26, 1703. Mary Clap, April 25, 1729. 

Temperance Clap, April 29, 1732. Pompey, Negro, About 1713. 
Phillis, Negro, about 1717. Tamar, Negro, Dec. 18, 1736. 

HALE, Rev. JAMES, of Ashford, was born at Beverly, Mass., Oct. 
14, 1685, grad. at Har. C. 1703, was a tutor in Yale College, from 1707 
to 1709, was ordained first minister of Ashford, Nov. 26, 1718, where 
he died Nov. 22, 1742.|| 

He was a son of Rev. John Hale, first minister of Beverly, who was b. 
at Charlestown, June 3, 1636, grad. Har C. 1657, was ordained Sept. 
20, 1667, and died May 15, 1700. He wrote about the witchcraft delu- 
sion of 1692. 

He m., 1st, Rebeckah, daughter of Henry Byles, who came from Sa- 
rum in Eng., and settled in Salesburv, as early as 1640. She d. April 
13, 1683, aged 45. He m., 2d, March 31, 1684, Sarah Noyes, of New- 
bury, who d. May 20, 1695, aged 41. He m., 3d, 1698, Mrs. Elisabeth 
Clark, of Newbury, who survived her husband. 

His children were Rebeckah, b. April 28, 1666 ; Robert, b. Nov. 3, 
1668; James, b. as above, (Oct. 14, 1685;) Samuel, b. Aug. 13, 1687 ; 
Joanne, b. June 15, 1689; and John, b. Dec. 24, 1692. (See vol, 7 of 
3d series of Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll., pp. 255 to 269, for reference to which 
the writer is indebted to Rev. John L. Sibley, of Har. University.) 

He (James) was a grandson of Robert and Rebeckah H., of Charles- 
town. He m. Sarah Hathaway ? He had two son*.*, James, Jr. and John ; 
the latter d. June 7, 1738. James m. May 17, 1739, Elisabeth Bicknell, 
of Ashford. His children were Joannah, b. Aug. 24, 1740 ; John, b. 
March 27, and d. July 6, 1742 ; James, b. May 7, 1744; Sarah, b. Oct. 

* Trumbull. 

f The title of one of these now by me, is " Conjectures upon the Nature and Motion 
of Meteors, which are above the Atmosphere. By Thomas Clap, a. m. Late Presi- 
dent of Yale College. Norwich: Printed by John Trumbull for the Subscribers. 
1781." 4to. pp. 15. 

+ The original is now in the possession of Rev. J. E. Tyler, late of Windham. 

§ See Researches among Funeral Sermons, in the present Number. — Ed. 

|| It would appear from the Church Records at Ashford, that Rev. James Hale 
came last from Swanzey, Mass., to that place. 


Memoirs of Prince's Siibscribers. 


23, 1745 ; John, b. Oct. 12, 1747 ; Robert, b. Oct. 17, 1749 ; Zackariah, 
b. Aug. 20, 1751 ; Samuel, b. April 20, 1754. 

Robert (of 1749) was on Bunker's Hill, and was one of the last to leave 
the battle-field. It is said that he caused great slaughter in the ranks of 
the enemy, (then within a few paces.) by applying a match to a field- 
piece, which had been left charged with grape-shot, by the Americans in 
their retreat from the ground. He fought that day, under the brave Col. 
Knowlton, himself also a native of Ashford. 

Rev. James H. has descendants now living at Burlington, N. York. 

I copy the following inscription from his monuments : — 

Memento Mori. Here lies the remains of ye Rev. Mr. James Hale, 
the first Pastor of ye church of Christ in Ashford, and Husband of Madam 
Sarah Hale. He left Earth for Heaven, as we trust, in ye 58th year of 
his age, November ye 22, 1742. [On the foot stone.] 

Here lies a Friend of Christ and of his People's. . . ye Rev. Mr. 
James Hale 

Let all that lov'd the man these lines present, 
Follow his Faith in Christ, and of all his sins repent. . 

BILLINGS, the Rev. WILLIAM, of Windham, was b. in Preston, 
Conn., Feb. 15, 1697, grad. Y. C. 1720, was ordained first pastor of the 
church in Windham Village, now Hampton, June 5, 1723, where he con- 
tinued ten years, and died May 20, 1733, in the 36th year of his age. 
He was a son of William, and was the fourth of eleven children. Was 
grandson of William and Mary, of Stonington, who, as early as 1667, had 
William, Joseph, Mary, and Lydia, all baptized Sept. 1, 1672. William, 
of Stonington, d. March 16, 1713; and in his will mentions William, Eb- 
enezer, and six daughters. 

He m. *Bethia, dau. of Joseph Otis, of New London, who had. late in 
life, removed thither, from Scituate, at which place he was born 1665 ; 
grand dau. of John, who was b. in Barnstable, in Devonshire, Jan. 14, 
1622; and gr. granddau. of John, who was also b. there, 158 1. Her 
grandfather John, was brought by his father to Hingham, where he had 
share in the first division of land, 1635. Bethia was b. Nov. 20, 1703, 
at Scituate, and being the eighth child of her father, was carried to New 
London, when he went thither in 1721. 

His children were William, b. March 18, 1725; Bethia, b. Nov. 4, 
1727 ; Hannah-, b. Nov. 8, 1729 ; and Patience, b. June 3, 1731. In his 
will, made April 30, and approved June 5, 1733, he made his wife Be- 
thia, Lieut. Joseph Billings, and James Otis his executors. 

Presidential Votes of Massachusetts. — The following are the 
Presidential votes of Massachusetts since 1824 : — 

1824 — Adams, . 
1828— Adams, . 
1832— Clay, . . 
1836— Webster, . 
1840 — Harrison, 
1844— Clay, . . 
1848— Taylor, . 


Crawford, . 

. 6,616 


Jackson, . 




, 13,933 

Wirt, . . 



Van Buren, 



Van Buren, 


Birney, . 

. 1,621 


Polk, . . . 


Birney, . 



Cass, . . . 


Van Buren. 


*MS. letter of Hon. Jas. Savage. 

Vol. IV", page 164. 

See also Gen. Register, Vol. II, page 281, and 

1853.] Letters from Old England. 273 


[From the Massachusetts Archives.] 

May the 11 th 1660. 

Louing dearc and much respected so-nn in law, and my most Louing 
and dearest daughter. I writt in my last where of I put a Gopie of my 
letter in the trunck with your goods, y t your brother Adam with my selfe 
haue had some care and paines to ware that hundred pounds, but wee 
haue neuer run the Constable ; but what is ouer wee shall put it on 
your former Accompt, And now wee haue insured the same which cost 
betwixt 3 and 4 pound which wee also will put to yor former Accompt, 
Wee haue put all the thinges in one Trunck, saue six paire of Blankets, 
y l wee got m r Ashurst put in a packet of his, which he sent to a man in 
Boston, I thinke his name is Henry Webb, Wee haue sewed a peece of a 
Card to euery Blanket, on which we haue put the price and your name. 
T.W. alsoe wee haue sent the price of all the perticulars faire written 
ouer on a sheet of paper, inclosed in the Copie of the letter put in the 
Trunke, with other letters that come to seuerall freinds ; the letter was 
dated Aprill y c 18 th 1660. Wee haue sent the Trunck by Isaac Wood- 
greene, in the Ship caled the Prudent Mary ; the Trunck is well Canvised 
and Gorded, with the marke I. W. on either end, Your mother hath beene 
in a feauer this three weeks. Dr. Paget hath taken great [paines] with 
her, and now through gods mercie shee is some thing better, and for these 
2 or 3 dayes hath sitten vp a little [of] an afternoone. Your brother 
ClifFe is pretty well recouered ; Your sister Wilson is brought in bed of 
another daughter. There came seuerall letters lately by the way of 
ffrance, out of New England, in the which there came one brother 

Jonathan, in the which the man writh to him all thinges, some of them 
were concerning yellow stokings. 

Munnings had another daughter to make vp the death. 

Postcript After the letter was writt, hee writt vnto [us] very sad and lam- 
entable news, which if it bee true, is very much to bee lamented, and wee 
haue all cause to lay it very sore vnto our hearts, but most of all the trouble 
and greife and sorrow will lie vpon you and yours, Your brother Adam doth 
beleive it, but I for my part can hardly beleiue it, because wee had no 
letter from you, neither M r Glouer that had letters nor any other that I 
heare of djd make mention of any such sad accident. t The most lamen- 
table sad Accident was this, that your sonn Munnings was drowned falling 
of a bridg into the water, by a Mill about eight a clocke in the euening, 
which if it bee soe, wee must say, the will of the Lord bee done ; yea 
wee must lay our hands vpon our mouthes and say, it is the Lord, let him 
doe what hee pleaseth, and make a sanctified vse of it. But deare sonn- 
in-law, if it should bee soe, I would not haue you to enter into any of his 
bussineses, to doe you or yo r s any harm or hinderance, for this I know, 
that hee oweth abundance of money here in old England, vpon Bonds 
due long since, I beleiue, besides what is paid already that hee oweth 
here yet flue or Six hundred pounds, What hee oweth in New England 
and Barbados I doe not know. I haue heard there hath great thinges 
passed betweene one m r that liueth in Barbados and him and I doubt 
your sonn Munniges hath kept no good Accompts, also hee charged a 
Bill of Exchange vpon your brother Adam to pay to M r Henry Ashurst 
160 or 10lb. When Adam heard this news, hee told M r Ashurst hee 
would not accept the Bill, soe that now I beleive M r Ashurst [doth] pro- 

276 Early History of Marshfield. [July, 



During the first few years of the settlement of the Plymouth Colony it 
was the policy of our fathers to concentrate all matters of government, 
whether parochial, municipal, or colonial, in the place where they first 
settled, and therefore Plymouth Was for many years the only incorporated 
town in the Colony. Consequently, although many of the most important 
men dwelt at a considerable distance from this settlement, they were all 
obliged to perform political duties and attend religious services in this 
town, to their no small hinderance and trouble. 

About the year 1632, the inconvenience of going to Plymouth! for 
everything being very great, a few precincts were formed, which were 
subsequently incorporated into towns. To prevent as much as possible a 
removal of the better sort of persons from Plymouth, it was thought ad- 
visable to apportion some of the remotely situated land to such special 
persons as would promise not to remove, but who would cultivate it by ser- 
vants in their employ, as farms. Allotments were therefore made of 
land at a place called Green's Harbor, where no grants had ever been 
made. This constituted the beginning of the town of Marshfield ; which, 
although it contained a very fair proportion of the intelligent members of 
the colony, was not incorporated until sometime afterwards. It was 
known to the aborigines as Missaucatucket, and was first called by the 
Plyrhouth people Rexame. On the second of March, 1640-1 , Josias Win- 
slow was " sworne to execute the office of Constable there M [Rexame] 
<c untill June come twelue months." The name Marshfield first appears in 
the Records, on the first of March, 1641-2. It was first represented in the 
colonial government in the year 1642, by Thomas Bourne and Kenelm 
Winslow as Deputies, Edward Winslow and William Thomas, inhabitants 
of the same town, being at the same time Assistants. 

Our excellent fathers watched diligently over the religious interests of 
new towns^ and took special care that a good ministry should be sus- 
tained, and that those who had the charge of dispensing the divine word 
should be particularly provided for in the bestowment of land. In fur- 
therance of this, and for the benefit of the future minister of the territorial 
district which afterward was incorporated at Marshfield, the following 
Court Order was passed on the third of March, 1639-40, at a time when 
there was a controversy between this precinct and the town of Duxbury, 
concerning their boundary line : — " YVhereas there is a controversy be- 
twixt Greens harbour and Duxborrow about the lands betweene the fresh 
of Greens Harbour riuer and the South Riuer It is ordered and graunted 
by the Court of freemen to M r Edward Winslowe &, the rest of the 
Neighbourhood of Greens Harbour a competent p r con of vplands and 
meddowe betwixt the said Riuers for a farme for a minister and one other 
competent porcon of land nere vnto the said lot for the minister either for 
Nehemiah Smyth or some other as the said Inhabitants of Greens harbour 
shall place in." 

In regard to religious instruction, the people of Marshfield were sin- 
gularly fortunate in possessing for their early teachers, men of excellence, 
learning and ability. 

' The first pastor of the Church at Marshfield was Rev. Richard Blin- 
man, a Welchman, who came to New England through the influence of 

• Extracted from a private tract printed in 1850, by Nathaniel B. Shurtleff. M. D. 
f About 12 miles. — Ed. 

1853.] Early History of Marshfield. 277 

Governor Winslow. He was admitted to the freedom of the Massachu- 
setts Colony on the seventh of October, 1641, having been previously pro- 
pounded at Plymouth on the second of March, 1640-1, and soon after re- 
moved to Marshfield, where he remained only a very short time. He af- 
terwards was at Gloucester, New London and New Haven, and finally 
returned to England, and preached in Bristol, where he died at an ad- 
vanced age. That he was ever settled over the Church, so as to entitle 
him to be considered its pastor, is doubtful ; but the offices which he per- 
formed may, through courtesy and with propriety, give him the title, 
which he perhaps did not have by a regular settlement according to the 
custom and manner of the time, over the Marshfield Church. 

Rev. -Edward Bulkeley, the oldest son of Rev. Peter Bulkeley of Con- 
cord, was the second pastor of the Church of Marshfield. He was settled 
about the year 1642, and left, in 1658, for Concord, where he was after- 
wards settled, as the successor to his father, in 1660. He was admitted 
to the fellowship of the First Church in Boston on the twenty-second of 
March, 1634-5, as a " singleman ; " and was dismissed from the same 
Church on the fifteenth of August, !641, in the following words : — " Our 
brother M r Edward Buckley was by y e Churches silence consented to be 
dismissed to y e Church at Concord vpon his & their desire.'" He was 
admitted to the freedom of the Plymouth Colony on the fifth of June, 
1644. He died, in a good old age, on the second of January, 1695-6, at 
Chelmsford, and was interred at Concord. 

Rev. Samuel Arnold, the third pastor, was settled over the church in 
1658. He was admitted to be a freeman of the Colony of New Plymouth 
on the seventh of June, 1653, having been propounded for freedom on 
the third of June of the previous year. He was, probably, an early in- 
habitant of Sandwich, where, in 1643, there was a person of the same 
name of suitable age to be enrolled among those who were able to per- 
form military duty, he being at that time the only individual in the Colony 
known to bear that name. Subsequently a Samuel Arnold, undoubtedly 
the same, was at Yarmouth, where he had a son Samuel born on the 
ninth day of May, in 1649. He continued with the Marshfield Church 
until his decease, which occurred on the first of September, 1693. He 
was succeeded in the ministry by Rev. Edward Tompson in 1696. 

The town of Marshfield numbered among its inhabitants some of the 
most respectable families and useful individuals in the Colony. Among 
them, and not mentioned in these pages or only slightly alluded to, were 
those bearing the names of Winslow, Sprague, Bourne, Waterman, Brad- 
ford, Howland, Adams, Snow, Eames, Holmes, Weston, Dingley, Rus- 
sell, Sherman, Williamson, Barker, Beesbeech, Bisbee, Beare, White, 
Ford, Truant, Chillingsworth, Carver, and Rouse. These are the names 
of the principal inhabitants previous to the year 1666. Some of them 
were in the town only a short time, and finally settled elsewhere ; while 
others remained there for several generations. 

In August, 1643. forty-nine of the inhabitants of Marshfield were en- 
rolled as being able to do military duty, they being between the ages of 
sixteen and sixty years. 

On the earliest list of freemen, probably taken during, or about, the year 
1644, there were only eleven names of persons who belonged to the town 
of Marshfield. These were, in the orthography of the. record, as follow : 

Mr Edward Winslow Kanelme Winslow 

Mr. Wm Thomas Mr Thomas Burne 

Josias Winslow Mr Edw Buckley 

278 Early History of Marshfield. [July, 

Robte Waterman John Russell 

John Dingley Mr Nathaniell Thomas 

Thorn Shillingsworth 

The number of " The names of such as have taken the Oath of Fidelity 
of the Toume of Marshfeild in the yeare 1657," was twenty-seven. 

A list, which appears to be of Freemen, without date, but evidently 
prepared in 1658, contains twenty six names. 

The Freemen in 1664 were thirty two in number. Among them was 
William Shurtleff. 

In May, 1670, there were twenty nine Freemen. 

In March, 1683-4, the number amounted to sixty three, and contained 
many names not mentioned in these pages ; such as, Foster, Crooker, 
Little, Dogget, Branch, Hewet, Sylvester, Walker, King, Macall, Wood, 
Read, Staniford, Childs, Baker, Sayer, Tayler, Rogers and Stevens. 

Note by the Editor. — In the preceding " Few Facts " on Marsh- 
field, mention is but barely made of the Rev. Edward Tompson, a 
distinguished minister of that ancient town ; to the time of this gentle- 
man's death there had not been, probably, so eminent a minister in 
the town. The inscription on his tombstone is given in the Reg r ., iv. 316 ; 
by which it appears he died 10 March, 1705, aged about 40 years. Mr. 
Farmer gives the date of his death 16 March, 1705, and says he was 
probably a son of Benjamin Tompson of Braintree, the distinguished 
scholar, poet, &e. But in this conjecture Mr. Farmer was wrong, as will 
hereafter be shown. 

Whether Mr. Tompson published anything, is unknown to the writer. 
He, however, left certain manuscripts which were held in high estimation 
by the good and learned men of that day, which they published about 
seven years after his death. A copy of that publication, with an imper- 
fect title-page, is in the Editor's library. " [Heaven the best country.] 
Some' of the pious meditations and discourses of that faithful servant of 
Jesus Christ, Mr. Edward Tompson, late pastor of the Church in Marsh- 
field. Who being dead yet speaketh." Boston, printed 1712 

To this volume there is a Preface signed by " Neh. Hobert, Zech. 
Whitman, Peter Thacher, John Norton, John Danforth, and Nath. 
Eells." — They commence their Introduction, " Behold a most lively 
and lovely map of the heavenly country, by the kind Providence of our 
Lord Jesus Christ, is here presented, drawn by the hand and heart of a 
faithful and skilful man of God, while he was on the top of the Mount, in 
the clear view of, and just entering into that gracious and holy land of 
Promise " No minister could wish to leave behind him a more excellent 
character than is testified of Mr. Tompson's, by those who knew him 
best. " In conversation, being holy, humble, meek, patient, sober, tem- 
perate, blameless, diligent, useful, and going about doing of good : so, 
living desired, and dying lamented. Behold we here, a signal instance, 
wherein the Lord hath dispensed his rich grace in an hereditary way ! 
For this author's grandfather was renowned in England, Virginia and 
New England, for a worthy confessor of the Lord Jesus Christ, and a 
seraphical minister and pastor of the Church of Braintrey, of which church 
afterwards our author's father was for many years a deacon, of excellent 
virtue, and exemplary holiness," &c. 

Thus much it was thought advisable to append to the " Few Facts," 
that the historian of Marshfield might have, possibly, an additional ray of 
light to direct him in his labors. 

1853.] First Settlers of Eastham, Mass. 279 


[Communicated by David Hamblen, Esq., Memb. N. E. H. Gen. Soc] 
[Continued from Vol. VI, page 235.] 

Lieut Joseph Snow d. 3 Jan., 1722-3, m. Children, Joseph 

Snow, b. 24 Nov., 1671 ; Benjamin, b. 9 June, 1673; Mary, b. 17 Oct., 
1674; Sarah, b. 30 April, 1677; Ruth, b. 14 Oct., 1679; Stephen, b. 
24 Feb., 1681 ; Ledia, b. 20 July, 1684; Rebeckah, b. 4 Dec, 1686; 
James, b. 31 March, 1689 ; Jane, b. 27 March, 1692 ; Josiah, b. 27 Nov., 

Constant, widow of Nicholas Snow, d. — Oct., 1677. 

Stephen Snow m. Susannah Rogers, widow of Joseph, 28 Oct., 1663. 
Children, Bethshua Snow, b. 25 July, 1664; Hannah, b. 2 Jan., 1666; 
Micajah, b. 22 Dec, 1669; Bethiah, b. 1 July, 1672. 

Joseph Snow, Jr. m. Sarah Smith, 15 Dec, 1690. Children, Thankful 
Snow, b. 15 Dec, 1692. Joseph Snow, Jr., d. 21 Jan., 1705-6. 

Thomas Snow m. Hannah Sears, 8 Feb., 1692. Children, Elizabeth 
Snow, b. 25 Oct., 1693. 

John Snow m. Mary Small, 19 Sept., 1667. Children, Hannah Snow, 
b. 26 Aug., 1670 ; Mary, b. 10 March, 1672 ; Abigail, b. 14 Oct., 1673 ; 
Rebeckah, b. 23 July, 1676; John, b. 3 May, 1678; Isaac, b. 10 Aug., 
1683 ; Leidia, b. 29 Sept., 1685 ; Elisha, b. 10 Jan., 1686-7 ; Pheby, b. 
27 June, 1689. 

Ralph Smith m. Children, Deborah Smith, b. 8 May, 1654. 

John Smith m. Hannah Williams, 24 May, 1667. Children, Elisabeth 
Smith, b. 24 Feb., 1668 ; Sarah, b. 27 March, 1671-2. 

John Smith m. Mary Eldridge, 30 Nov., 1668. Children, John Smith, 
b. 18 Oct , 1669 ; Jeremiah, b. 27 Dec, 1670 ; William, b. 2 Aug., 1672 ; 
Binnelt, [?] (dau.) b. 10 Feb., 1674; Mary, b. 30 Nov., 1676, d. March, 
1671-2 ; Mahitable, b. 1 May, 1691 ; Mearcy, b. 17 Sept., 1676 ; Beriah, 
b. 2 March, 1679-80; Betheja, b. 16 Jan., 1681-2; Ebenezer, b. 16 
Jan., 1679-80; Mary, b. 15 Jan., 1677-8. 

John Smith m. Sarah . Children, Hannah Smith, b. 18 March, 

1695-6; Joseph, b. 28 Dec, 1697; Sarah, b. 6 Nov., 1699; William, 
b. 6 Sept., 1702; Lidia, b. 24 April, 1704; Seth, b. 28 Jan., 1705-6; 
Elisabeth, b. March, 1707-8; Rebecca, b. March, 1709-10; John, b. 
13 March, 1712-13. 

John Smith m. Bethiah Snow, 14 May, 1694. Children, James Smith, 
b. 13 Feb., 1694-5, d. 27 May, 1796; Samuel, b. 25 May, 1696. 

Jeremiah Smith m. Hannah Atwood, 3 Jan., 1677 ; Jeremiah Smith d. 
29 April, 1706; Hannah Atwood d. 29 March, 1729. Children, Mercy 
Smith, b. 17 Feb., 1678 ; Abigail, b. 1 June, 1681 ; Jeremiah, b. 18 
Aug., 1685; Hannah, b. Sept., 1691. 

Thomas Smith m. Mary, she d. 22 March, 172G-7. Children, Ralph 
Smith, b. 23 Oct., 1682; Rebecca, b. 31 March, 1685; Thomas, b. 29 
Jan., 1687-8; David, b. March, 1691; Jonathan, b. 5 July, 1693; 
Isaac, b. 3 June, 1695, d. 26 April, 1704 ; Jesse, b. 31 June, 1703-4. 

Samuel Smith, Jr. d. 22 Sept., 1692, m. Barthuah Lothrop, 26 May, 
1690. Children, Samuel Smith, b. 13 Feb., 1690-91 ; Joseph, b. 9 
Oct., 1692. 

Samuel Smith m. Mary Hopkins, 3 Jan., 1664, Children, child, b. 

280 First Settlers of Eastham, Mass. [July, 

March, 1667, d. March, 1667; Samuel Smith, b. 26 May, 1668, d. 22 
Sept., 1692; Mary, b. 3 Jan., 1669; Joseph, b. 10 April, 1671, d. 22 
Sept., 1692 ; John, b. 26 May, 1673 ; Grace, b. 5 Sept., 1676, d. 1 Dec, 
1691 ; Rebeckah b. 10 Dec. 1678. Mr. Smith d. 22 March, 1696-7, 
aged 55. 

Daniel Smith m. Mary Young, 3 March, 1676. Children, Daniel 
Smith, b. 8 Jan., 1678; Content, b. 8 June, 1680; Abigail, b. 30 April, 
1683 ; James, b. April, 1685 ; Nathaniel, b. Oct., 1687 ; May, b. 8 
Jan., 1692-3, d. 16 Feb., 1705-6. 

Richard Sparrow m. Pawndowry. Children, Jonathan Sparrow b. 
. Richard Sparrow d. 8 Jan., 1660. 

Jonathan Sparrow (son of Richard) m. Rebecca Bangs, 28 Oct., 1654. 
Children, Rebecca Sparrow, b. 30 Oct., 1655; John, b. 2 Nov., 1656 ; 
Priscilla,' b. 13 Feb., 1658; Mary, b. 10 March, 1659; Apthia, b. 11 
Dec, 1660, d. 19 Feb., 1660-1 ; Jonathan, b. 9 July, 1665 ; Richard, b. 
17 March, 1669-70. M. 2d wife, Hannah Mayo. 

John Sparrow (son of Jonathan) m. Appheah Trase, 5 Dec, 1683. 
Children, Rebeccak Sparrow b. 23 Dec, 1684 ; John, b. 24 Aug., 1687 ; 
Elisabeth, b. 19 Jan., 1689 ; Stephen, b. 6 Sept., 1694. Mrs. Sparrow 
d. 15 Dec, 1739. 

George Shaw m. Constance Doane, 8 Jan., 1690. Children, Elkanan 
Shaw, b. 7 Oct., 1691; Rebecca, b. 10 March, 1693; George, b. 29 
Dec, 1695; Hannah, b. 20 June, 1698; John, b. 6 Oct., 1700; Jona- 
than, b. 17 Feb., 1703. Mr. George Shaw, sen., d. 2 May, 1720. 

Silas Sears m. . Children, Hannah Sears, b. Dec, 1672. 

William Sutton m. Damais Bishop, 11 July, 1666. Children, Alice 
Sutton, b. 13 May, 1668; Thomas, b. 11 Nov., 1669; Marah, b. 4 Oct., 

John Smalley m. . Children, Hannah Smalley b. Plymouth, 

14 June, 1641; John, b. Plymouth, 8 Sept., 1644; Isaac and Mary, 
twins, b. 11 Dec, 1647. 

Benjamin Smalley m. Rebeckah . Children, Hannah Smalley 

b. 25 Nov., 1695; Rebeckah, b. 27 April, 1697; Benjamin, b. 23 Jan., 

William Twining d. 15 April, 1659, m. probably Ann . Chil- 

dren, William Twining, b. . Ann Twining, wife of Wil- 

liam, sen., d. 27 Feb., 1680. 

William Twining, son of William, m. . Children, 

Susannah Twining, b. 25 Jan., 1654; Joanna, b. 30 May, 1657; Stephen, 
b. 6 Feb., 1659; William, b. 

Stephen Twining, son of William, m. Abigail Young, 3 Jan., 1682. 
Children, Stephen Twining, b. 30 Dec, 1684; Eleazer, b. 26 Nov., 
1686 ; Nathaniel, b. 27 March, 1689 ; Mercy, b. 8 Sept., 1690 ; John, b. 
5 March, 1692-3. 

William Twining, son of William, m. Ruth Cole, 26 March, 1689. 
Children, Elisabeth Twining, b. 25 Aug., 1690; Thankful, b. 11 Jan., 
1697 ; Ruth, b. 27 Aug , 1699 ; Hannah, b. 2 April, 1702 ; William, b. 
2 Sept., 1704 ; Barnabas, b. 29 Sept., 1705 ; Mercy, b. 20 Feb., 1708. 

(To he Continued.) 

1853.] Early Records of Boston. 281 

[Copied by Mr. David Pulsifer, of Boston.] 
("Continued from page L62.] 


Abraham the son of Richard &- Sarah Ambler borne 27 (?) Ambler. 

1641 buried 28 (7) 1641. 
Susanna the daughter of William 6c Amibel Barsham borne Barsham. 

28 (11) 1641. 
Mary the daughter of Richard 6c Mary Beech borne 1 1 ( 10) 1641. Beech. 
Mary the daught 1 " of Thomas 6c fFrancis Bovden borne 15 (8) B yden. 

John the son of Henry 6c Anna Bright borne 14 (3) 1641. Bright. 

John the son of Hugh 6c Elisabeth Clarke borne 13 (8) Kill. Clark. 

Eleazar the son of Benjamin &, Bridget Crisp borne 14 (11) 1641. Crisp. 
Mary the daught r of John 6c Mary Crosse borne 10 (3) 1641. Cro 

Rebecca the daughter of Edward A: Jane Dikes borne IS ( 12) Dikes. 

Daniell the son of Henry 6c Margaret Dow borne 22 (7) 1641. Dow. 

Thomas the son of Henry 6c Jone Dovve buried 10 (5) 1641. 
Sarah the daughter of Richard & Mary Gale borne 8 (7) 1641. Gale, 
Elisabeth the daughter of John 6c Sarah Gosse bvried 25 (10) G<> 

Benjamin the son of Christopher & Mary Granl borne 6 (7) 1641. Grant. 
John the son of John &, Mary Grout borne 8 (6) 1641. Grout. 

Mary Ives the daughter of Miles & Martha [ves borne 10 (5) 1641. Ires. 
Mary Kemball the daught r of Henry & Mary Kemball borne KembaJ. 

2G (9) 1641. 
Mary King the daught 1 " of Thomas A Marv King born<- 2 (12) King. 

Mary the d aught 1 of John & Elisabeth Knollis borne 9 (2) 1641. Knottis. 
Ephraim the son of Robert <\: Susan Lockwood borne 1 (10) Lockwood. 

Mary the daughter of John 6c Sarah Marrian buried 24 (11) Marrian. 

1011 2 mo ould. 
Marv the daught 1 " of William 6c Marv Merchant borne 24 (I) Merchant. 

Ruhamah the daught 1 " of William [&] Elisabeth Parker borne Parker. 

19 (7) 1641. 
Elisabeth the daughter of William 6c Anne Perrv borne 12 (6) Perry. 

Martha the daught 1 " of Anthonie & Anne Pierse borne 24 (2) 1641. Pierre, 
Bartholmew the son of Bartholmew &, Vrsula Pierson borne Pierson. 

26 (12) 1641. 
Obadiah son of George 6c Elisabeth Phillips buried 5 (2) 1641. Phillips. 
Lidia the daught 1 " of John 6c Mary Prescott borne 15 (6) 1641. Prescot, 
John the son of John [&] Priscilla Rogers borne 11 (7) 1641. Rogers. 
John the son of Thomas 6c Mary Smith borne 10 (10) 1641. Smith. 

Mary the daughter of John and Mary Stebin borne 6 (6) 1641. Stebin, 
Sarah the daught r of John &, Jane Stowers borne 8 (1) 1641. Stowers. 
Thomas the son of pichard 6c Marv Wake borne 3 (1) 1641. Waite. 


282 Early Records of Boston. [July? 

Daniel the son of Lawrence & Anne Waters borne 6 (12) 1641. Waters. 
Marv the daughter-of Georg & Mary Woodward borne 12 Woodward. 

(6) 1641. 
Abraham the son of Richard & Sarah Ambler borne 22 (7) 1642. Ambler. 
Richard the son of Thomas & Phebe Arnold borne 22 (1) 1642. Arnold. 
Mary the daught 1 * of Richard &, Elisabeth Beers borne 10 (1) Beers. 

Sarah the daught 1 * of Joseph & Sarah Bemis borne 15 (11) 1642. Bemis. 
Joseph the son of John & Phebe Bernard borne 12 (9) 1642. Bernard. 
Elisabeth the wife of Nathaniel Biscoe buried 20 (9) 1642. Biscoe. 

Joannah the daughter of Nathaniel & Anna Bowman borne 20 Bowman. 

(9) 1642. 
Sarah the daught 1 " of Thomas & Sarah Boylson borne 30 (7) Boylson. 

John the son of John & Elisabeth Brabrooke borne 12 (2) Brabrooke. 

Jacob the son of George & Bettris Bullard borne 6 (2) 1642. Bullard. 
Sarah the daught r of Garret &, Sarah Church borne 10(1) Church. 

Elisabeth the daught 1 * of William & Margery Clarke borne 26 Clarke. 

(9) 1642. 

Nathaniel Clayse the son of John & Abigail Claise borne 6 (1) Clayse. 

Obadiah the son of John & Mary Coolidge borne 15 (2) 1642. Coolidge. 
Nathan ffisk the son of Nathan & Susan ffisk borne 17 (8) 1642. ffisk. 
Mary the daught 1 * of John & Mary Davies borne 20 (1) 1642. Davies. 
John the son of John & Ann ffleminge borne 25 (J) 1642. fflemming. 

Sarah the daughter of William &, Margery Godfrey borne 15 Godfrey. 

(3) 1642. 
Sarah the daughter of Christopher & Sarah Grant borne 1 (12) Grant. 

Benjamin the son of William & Margaret Guttridge borne 11 Guttridge. 

(2) 1642. 
Stephen the son of Richard & Martha Holden borne 19 (5) Houlden. 

Samuel the sonne of Robert &- Grace Jennison borne 15 (10) Jennison. 

Mary the daughter of Robert & Sarah Keyes borne (12) 1641. Keyes. 

buried 20 (5) 1642. 
Priscilla the daughter of William & Mary Knap borne 10 (9) Knap. 

1 642. 
Joseph the son of John & Elisab. Lawrence borne (1) 1642. Lawrence. 

buried 30 (3) 1642. 
The child of Edmund & Mary Lewis buried 6 (0) 1642 10 days Lewis. 

John the son of William & Anne Page borne 7 (7) buried 20 (7) Page. 

Joseph the son of Robert & Mary Sanderson borne 1(11) Sanderson. 

Hannah the daught 1 * of Richard &, Elisabeth Sawtle borne 10 Sawtle. 

(10) 1642. 

Elisabeth the daught 1 * of John & Susan Simson borne 3(1) 1642. Si?nson. 
Daniel the sonne of Daniel & Elisabeth Smith borne 27 (7) 1642. Smith. 


Early Records of Boston. 


Seabred the son of Thomas & Elisabeth Tailor borne 11(1) Taylor. 

Samuel the son of John & Margery Tomson bvried 28 (1) 1642. Tomson. 
Mary the daughf* of John &, Margaret Trane borne 10 (8) 1642. Trane. 
Stephen the son of Lawrence & Anne Waters borne 24 (11) Waters. 

Sarah the daughter of Georg & Mary Woodward borne 3 Woodward. 

(12) 1642. 
Hanna Bartlet y e daught 1 * of Thomas & Hannah Bartlet borne Bartlet. 

6 (6) 1642. 
Moses the sonn of Ellis & Grace Barron borne 1(1) 1643. Barron. 

Anna the daught r of Richard and Anna Benjamin borne 1 (7) Benjamin. 

John the son of John Biggely & Mary his wife borne 16 (8) Biggeley. 

Rebecca the daughter of William & fFrancis Bodman borne 1 Bodman. 

(9) 1643. 
Thomas the son of John & Elisabeth Brabrooke borne 4 (3) Brabrooke. 

Hannah the daughf of Henry & Hannah Bright borne 17 (1) Bright. 

The child of Thorn. & Mary Broughton borne 3(1) buried Broughton. 

10 (I) 1643. 
Mary the daughf of James & Anne Cutler borne 29 (1) 1643. Cutler. 
Mary the daught r of Henry & Margaret Dow borne 14 (7) 1643. Dow. 
Mary the daught 1 " of William & Martha Eaton borne 8 (2) 1643. Eaton. 
Abigail the daught r of John & Amy Eddy borne 1 1 (8) 1643. Eddie. 
Sarah the daught r of John & Margaret Ellet borne 22 (10) 1643. Ellet. 
John the son of Thomas & Mary fflegg borne 15 (4) 1643. ffl e g- 

John Gosse the husband of Sarah Gosse bvried 15 (12) 1643. Gosse. 

Sarah the daught r of John & Sarah Grout borne 11 (10) 1643. Grout. 
Hannah the daught 1 " of Miles & Martha Ives borne 9 (3) 1643. Ives. 

Elias the son of Robert & Sarah Keyes borne 20 (3) 1643. Keyes. 

Richard the son of Henry & Mary Kemball borne 13 (8) 1643. Kemball. 
Hannah the daught 1 " of Nicholas & Elinor Knap borne 6(1) Knap. 

Elisabeth the daught 1 " of John & Elisabeth Knolls borne 15 (3) Knollis. 

Joseph the son of John & Elisabeth Lawrence borne 30 (3) Lawrence. 

J 643. 
Jonathan the son of John and Elisabeth Lawrence buried 6 (2) 1643. 
Gershom Lockwood the son of Robert & Susan Lockwood Lochoood. 

borne 6 (7) 1643. 
John Marrian the son of John &, Sarah Marrian borne 12(3) Marrian. 

buried 15 (3) 1643. 
Jonathan the son of Joseph &, Ester Mosse bvried 12 (3) 1643. Mosse. 
Jonathan the son of Joseph & Ester Mosse borne 7 (9) 1643. 
Martha the daughter of Bartholmew & Vrsula Pierson borne Pierson. 

17 (7) 1643. 
Mary the daughter of John & Priscilla Rogers borne 26 (8) Rogers. 

Zachariah the son of Richard and Elisabeth Sawtle borne 26 Sawtle. 

(5) 1643. 

284 Early Records of Boston. [July, 

Mary the daughter of John & Martha Sherman borne 25 (1) Sherman. 

John the husband of Susan Simson bvried 10 (4) 1643. Simson. 

Joseph the son of Thomas & Mary Smith borne 10 (4) 1643. Smith. 

Elisabeth the daughter of Nicholas & Elisabeth Thele borne 5 Thele. 

(4) 1643. 
Benjamin the son of John & Elinor Whitney borne 6 (4) 1643. Whitney. 
John the son of John &, Ruth Whitney borne 16 (7) 1643. 
Joseph the son of Roger & Mary Willington borne 9 (8) Willington. 



Woeborne Register from 21 (9) 1641 to 29 (3) 1644, both of birthes 
and Burialls, beginning the yeare the first of the first month. 

Elizabeth the daughter of Michaell Baken borne 4 (11) 1641. Baken. 
Nathaniel the son of Benjamin Butterfield borne 14 (12) Butterfield. 

Elisabeth the daughter of John Carter borne 8. 6. 1643. Carter. 

Sarah the wife of Nicholas Davies dyed 24 (3) 1643. Davies. 

Re*beccah the daughter of James Hayward borne 4 (10) 1643. Hayward. 
James the son of Georg fTarly borne 23 (9) 1643 buried 18 (12) ffarlie. 

Thomas fFuller the son of Thomas Fuller borne 22 (2) 1644. ffuller. 

James Hayward dyed 20 (9) 1642. Hayward. 

Hannah Leppinwell the daught r of Michell Leppingwell Lepingicell. 

borne 1 (7) 1642 buried 21 (12) 1642. 
Sarrh the daught 1- of Michel Leppingwel borne 22 (2) 1644. 
Harnah the daught 1- of Samuel Richardson borne 8(1) Richardson. 

Hannah the daught 1 * of Samuel Richardson buried 8 (2) 1642. 
Joseph the son of Samuel Richardson borne 27 (5) 1643. 
Isaac the son of Thomas Richardson borne 24 (3) 1643. 
John the son of Ezechiel Richardson dyed 7 (11) 1@42. Richardson, 

Ruth the daught 1 " of Ezechiel Richardson borne 31 (6) 1643 Richardson. 

and dyed 7 (7) 1643. 

wife of James Tomson dyed 8 (9) 1643. Tomson. 

Increase the sonne of Edward Win borne 5 (10) 1641. Winn. 

Samuel the son of Nicholas Trerise borne 7 (3) 1643. Trerise. 

the son of Thomas Pierce borne 7 (1) 1643. Pierce. 

Boston Register from (8) 1643 vnto the (1) 1646. 

Mary the daughter of Alexander & Mary Adams borne 19 (11) Adams. 

Isaac the son of Isaac & Anne Addington borne 22 (11) Addington. 

James Alexander servant to Theodor Atkinson dyed 19 (6) Alexander. 

Theodor the son of Theodor & Abigail Atkinson borne 10 (2) Atkinson. 

Nathaniel the son of Theodore &, Abigail Atkinson, borne 29 (9) 1645. 

( To be Continued J) 

1853.] Notices of Publications. 285 


Collectanea Topographica et Genealogica. London : John Bowyer Nichols 
& Son, Printers to the Society of Antiquaries, 25 Parliament Street. 
1834. 8 vols., royal 8vo. 

It is next to impossible, in any moderate space, to give even a faint account of the 
contents of this work. Few in the United States are, probably, aware of its existence, 
and fewer yet have had an opportunity to consult its pages. As it was printed only 
for subscribers, and at great cost, to obtain a copy, at any price, is said now to be 
difficult. This greatly enhances the value of the donation ; for such the above is, to 
the Library of the New England Historic-Genealogical Society. The Hon. David 
Sears, being in London recently, instructed Mr. Somerby to procure for the Society, 
at his expense, some suitable work for its Library, and this is the result. 

An extract or two from the Preface of the " Collectanea" will, perhaps, better ex- 
plain its value, than anything the Editor might say of its Contents. " Every Local 
Historian," says the Preface, "has more or less had to deplore the limited means of 
access to the public and private Repositories of Documents which throw light on the 
descent of property and families ; and although, by the exertions of the Record Com- 
mission, the former evil may in time be removed, yet the latter must necessarily con- 
tinue It appeared, therefore, to the projectors of the 'Collectanea,' that a work 
conducted on a moderate scale of expense, and chiefly founded on the publication of 
original and inedited materials of value to the topographer and genealogist, might be 
favorably received and supported by those interested in such pursuits.'' — "In regard 
to the Materials of which the ' Collectanea' is composed, it is only necessary to ob- 
serve, that those whose opinion is really of weight — to whom the inspection of a doc- 
ument literatim is more satisfactory than a brief and possibly erroneous abstract or 
translation— will scarcely be inclined to find fault with us for presenting them with 
the originals." — "It would be difficult, if not impossible, to please all tastes ; for 
what to one might seem useless another would esteem of the highest value." 

Though these extracts bear rather generally upon the Contents of the work under 
notice, yet they are important in other respects. Although the Editor of the Register 
has on many and various occasions endeavored to impress upon the minds of its 
readers the great importance of Indexes to books of reference, he thinks the lollowing 
extract upon the same subject from the " Collectanea" may be profitable. "It has 
been a principal object," say its Editors, with them, " that the volumes should be 
furnished with complete Indexes, which form so important a feature of any book in- 
tended for reference. It was by means of its Index of Names that the Monasticon 
became of essential service to Dugdale when compiling the materials of his Baronage ; 
and it is only by the aid of their Indexes that the multifarious but invaluable collec- 
tions of Leland and Hearne, have been rendered very extensively available to suc- 
ceeding Antiquaries." 

These volumes contain about 3500 pages, of which 250 are Indexes. Hence a 
fourteenth of the work is devoted to this important part — without which any one would 
turn from its examination in despair. Each volume has three Indexes, viz.: Reriim, 
Nominum, and Locorum ; and thus, Subjects, Persons, and Places are at once brought 
under the eye of the Consulter. 

The " Collectanea" is the greatest embodiment of pedigrees and materials for pedi- 
grees of English families that has hitherto appeared, in the same compass — so far as 
the information of the writer goes. In it will be found the origin of many names, 
the rise and spread of families, tec, &c. — Tabular pedigrees occur throughout the 
work, always, or generally supported by the original documents from which they 
have been compiled. 

Wills and Inventories, from the Registers of the Commissary of Bury St. 
Edmunds and the Archdeacon of Sudbury. Edited by Samuel Tymms, 
Treasurer and Secretary of the Bury and West Suffolk Archaeological 
Institute. Printed for the Camden Society. 1850. 4to. pp. 350. 

Everybody knows the value of Wills in Family History researches ; and the publi- 
cation of the Wills of the first and second generations of the inhabitants of New 

288 Notices of Publications. [July? 

Book of the Lockes. — A Genealogical and Historical Record of the 
Descendants of William Locke, of Woburn. With an Appendix, con- 
taining a History of the Lockes in England, also of the Family of John 
Locke of Hampton, N. H., and kindred Families and Individuals. By 
John Goodwin Locke, Member of the New England Historic-Gene- 
alogical Society. Boston : 1853. 8vo. pp. 406. 

For several years it has been known to many that John G. Locke, Esquire, was 
busily engaged in collecting materials for a history of those of the name of Locke in 
this country. His object could not fail to be extensively known, not only to persons 
bearing that name, but to all who happened to be locked in wed-locke with a female 
Locke. Hence it may pretty readily be perceived, that the Author very soon found 
he had contracted for a large business ; for the primary name is far from being few, 
which being multiplied by the community in general, offers a formidable amount of 
labor to bring them into a book. But Mr Locke has, with the most commendable 
perseverance, brought into order, not only his own immediate race, but he has fur- 
nished thousands of others with the means of tracing their pedigree through lockes 
and all other obstacles, from the first coming of their ancestors into New England, to 
the present day. 

In his Preface, Mr. Locke says, that, " what he has stated without any qualifica- 
tion, may be taken as true ; a suitable allowance being made for errors in records, 
and those incident to all transcripts." And on no very thorough examination of his 
work, it does appear that he has used great care to be accurate, and that he is more 
so than the average of writers of the same experience. Perhaps a genealogist is 
more likely to commit errors in the statistics of his own family than in others, for the 
reason that he may depend on his memory. This observation is occasioned on ob- 
serving something unexplainable as it stands, in the family of the father of the 

Mr. Locke's book is indexed in the most thorough manner, but it would have been 
a great improvement, (where there are so many Indexes) if the title of each Index 
had been placed in the top margin. "Index Part I," "Index Part II," &c. placed 
alone, is no assistance whatever to the ready finding of a particular Index. 

There is nothing easier than to find fault ; and if ihere are any so ungrateful as to 
find fault with the "Book of the Lockes," no severer penalty would be necessary to 
subject them to, than that of compelling them to make as good a book. It is very 
fashionable, especially with those totally unacquainted with such labors, to carp and 
make a great talk about some unimportant error, which somebody has pointed out to 
them, in some new work. Such critics do but little harm. 

To those who have not seen the History of the Locke Family, a very good notion 
of the amount of matter contained in it may be formed from the fact, that it is equal, 
at least, to a volume of the Register. 

It is observable that the Author has not given credit generally to those persons 
who have aided him. Perhaps he concluded that he could not do it without being 
liable to the charge of invidiousness, and this certainly was to be avoided. 

There has been, since the first issue of the Genealogical Register, a great improve- 
ment in the manner of printing extensive family pedigrees. Almost every plan has 
been allowed to go into this work ; but that which has been generally employed in 
its pages, and always recommended by the Editor, is well and fully carried out by 
Mr. Locke in his work. Mr. Ward printed his excellent work on the same plan, but 
Mr. Locke has probably improved in some measure upon it, so that little else now, 
as regards a perfect system for writing out extensive pedigrees, can be hoped for, or 
even desired. 

A Sermon Preached at the Installation of the Rev. George W. Briggs, as 
Pastor of the First Church in Salem, January 6, 1853. By John 
Hopkins Morrison, Pastor of the First Church in Milton. Salem : 
1853. 8vo. pp. 62. 

There is something in this Tract besides a Sermon, though the Sermon is an ex- 
cellent one. There should have been, or it would be well had there been, an indica- 
tion in the title-page of what follows the Sermon;' for this only occupies half the 
work. The last half is of a permanent character, and consists of " Notices of the 
First Church in Salem and its Ministers, 1629 to 1853. By a Member." The 

1853.] Notices of Publications. 289 

" Member" ought not to have withheld his name, for the work is such as would do 
credit to the head and heart of any man. Perhaps there are several connected with 
that Church who could have drawn up this sketch, or one of equal value; while, 
without disparagement to an} r , it is thought none could have done it better than the 
Honorable David A. White. 

The succession of Ministers of the First Church of Salem is as follows: — Francis 
Higginsou, Samuel Shehon, Roger Williams, Hugh Peters, Edward Norris, John Hig- 
ginson, Nicholas Noijes, George Gurrvin, Samuel Fisk, John Sparhawk, Thomas Barnard, 
Asa Dunbar, John Prince, Charles Wtntworth UpJuim, Thomas Treadrvell Stone, and 
George Ware Briggs. 

Centennial Meeting of the Descendants of Isaac Lawrence, Nov. 27, 1851. 
— Genealogy of the Ancestry and Posterity of Isaac Lawrence. Al- 
bany : 1853. 8vo. pp. 76. 

There was in 1848, as the pages of the Register show, a Genealogy of the family of 
Isaac Lawrence published. The present Sketch appears to be much more full and 
complete. The former was the work of our Corresponding Member, Frederick S. 
Pease, Esq.. of Albany, and though no name appears as Author on the title of the 
present edition, there is internal evidence of its having been prepared by the same 
gentleman. The biographical notice of Capt. Isaac Lawrence is drawn up in a 
style creditable to its author, in every respect ; and the Remarks of Gentlemen at the 
Centennial Meeting, are evidently from reflecting and enlightened minds. The 
Meeting was held at Canaan, Ct., in the house built by Capt. Isaac Lawrence, just 
one hundred years before. 

Battle of Lake Erie. — A Discourse delivered before the Rhode Island 
Historical Society, on the Evening of Monday, February 16th, 1852. 
By Usher Parsons. Providence : 1853. 8vo. pp. 36. 

Of all the accounts of the Battle of Lake Erie known to us, this by Dr. Parsons, we 
are (ree to say, is the most satisfactory. It is a plain and straightforward narrative 
of one of the most bloody engagements of the war of 1812; perfectly free from ex- 
traneous matter, it carries on its face an impress of truth that must fully convince 
every reader of its perfectly reliable character. Dr. Parsons was himself in that 
sanguinary battle, and no one had better means of knowing its history, unless Perry 
himself be an exception. Few, comparatively, who fight battles, are qualified to 
record them in intelligible language. Though Dr. Parsons did not aim the weapons 
of death on that "bloody day," he was as much exposed to them as any w'ho did. 
His duty was to dress the wounded, several of whom were killed while he was per- 
forming that sad service over them. 

Class of 1827, of Dartmouth College ; Proceedings at their Meeting in 
July, 1852; and brief Notices of the Members. Lynn: 1853. 8vo. 
pp. 36. 

The brief statistical items preserved in productions of this kind will be of essential 
service to inquirers hereafter; and while some of the present day would be glad if 
u The Class" had been a little more particular as to their immediate progenitors, yet 
they cannot reasonably complain, as an attempt of that nature might have defeated 
the whole thing, or indefinitely postponed it. It is the best policy to be grateful for 
small favors, and then we may be in a way to get large ones, or at, least, more of the 
same sort. 

The History of Leominster, or the Northern Half of the Lancaster New 
or Additional Grant, from June 26, 1701, the date of the Deed from 
George Tahanto, Indian Sagamore, to July 4, 1852. By David 
Wilder. Fitchburgh : 1853. 12mo. pp. 265. 

Leominster is in the County of Worcester, and State of Massachusetts. With this 
fact added to the title-page of the History of Leominster, that page alone would con- 
tain a good deal of history. We think Mr. Wilder apologizes unnecessarily for hav- 

290 Notices of Publications. [July? 

ing undertaken to make a history of his town. He has done well ; made a good 
beginning. Some may say it might be better, but of what work may that not be 
said? If all the towns in New England has as good a history as this of Leominster 
is, many of them would have more credit for intelligence than they now have. We 
ask, again, What is a town without a History ? 

History of the Town of Antrim, N. H., for a Period of One Century ; 
From 1744 to 1844. By John M. Whiton. Concord: [1852.] 8vo. 
pp. 95. 

To say that Mr. Whiton's work is a good thing, is saying but very little ; as much 
might be said if it were not half so good as it is. This town doubtless received its 
name from Antrim in Ireland. It lies on Contoocook river in the county of Hills- 
borough, about 30 miles S. W. from Concord, and 25 N. W. from Amherst, in the 
same State. The Author of this history has had the best opportunity to be well 
acquainted with his subject; having been a minister there 44 years. He has also the 
qualification of experience in writing. In 1834 a sketch of Antrim was published in 
the Collections of the New Hampshire Historical Society, prepared by him ; in 1838 
he published a "Half Century Sermon," containing considerable historical matter 
about that town ; and in 1834 he gave the Public a very excellent, though unpretend- 
ing. " History of New Hampshire," in a neat 12mo volume. Mr. Whiton may have 
published other works, but these only are remembered at this moment. 

Account of the Centennial Celebration in Danvers, June 16th, 1852, to- 
gether with the Proceedings of the Town in relation to the Donation of 
George Peabody, Esq., of London. Boston: 1852. 8vo. pp.208. 

Danvers was not without a History when this work was undertaken, nor was it 
without antiquarian scholars capable of preparing one, long ago. Two fortunate cir- 
cumstances happening about this time, the inhabitants felt themselves compelled to 
produce a book to commemorate them ; one was the close of a Century, and the other 
was to make a suitable Acknowledgment to a benefactor of their Town — George Pea- 
body, Esquire, a native, known throughout the commercial world for his great wealth, 
but no less for his personal virtues. 

By a reference to the previous pages of the Register, it will be seen that the Rev. 
Mr. J. W. Hanson published a History of Danvers in 1848. He was not a native, 
and resided there but a short time. The work under notice does not, of course, aspire 
to the dignity of a History, while it is lull of the best materials from which to form 
one. It contains a number of lithographic portraits of the prominent inhabitants or 
natives of the Town, among which, there is one of Mr. Peabody, before named. 
These are a great addition to the work ; but we do think the Committee who had the 
publication of the Celebration in charge, had ought to have honored their great bene- 
factor by giving him a fine steel-plate engraving; and we think they will think so 
too. by and by, if they do not already. There is a beautiful one of that lamented 
and fine gentleman, the late Hon. D. P. King, and an excellent likeness it is too. 

Middle Names. — Middle names were unknown among the early Puritans. "As 
late," says the Transcript, "as the year 1800 few men had a middle name. But, 
since that period, children have been christened with from two to four 'given' names. 
We have examined the list of the names of the children in some of our public schools. 
The result of the inquiry was, that of the American children, eighty-three per cent, 
had more than one christian name. Only seventeen children in a hundred had a 
single name. Twenty-one per cent, of these youths had three or more given names. 
The Irish population remain content with but one name — [Newspaper.] 

A soldier of the Revolution, named Daniel Hicks, aged 101 years, was buried at 
Buffalo. N. Y., on the 20th inst., with all the honors of war. He was born in the 
State of Vermont in the year 1752, and enlisted in the army in 1708, when he was 16 
years old. He served under Gen. Gates, and fought at Ticonderoga, Crown Point 
and Behmis Heights, and was present when Burgoyne surrendered his army at Sara- 
toga. In the year 1800, he went to reside at Buffalo, and he received a pensioner's 
certificate on the 29th day of October, 1833, when he was 81 years old. — [Nashua 
Gaz., 7 April, 1853.] 


Marriages and Deaths. 




Edes, Rev. Henry F., of Eastport, Me., 
to Miss Mary Lowell, dau. of George 
Darracott, Esq., of Boston. By Rev. 
T. S. King, at B., 16 March. 

Fuller Dr. E. D.. of Peekskili, N. Y., to 
Miss Sarah R. Otis, dau. of the late Da- 
vid Otis, Esq., of Colchester, Ct. By 
Rev Orin F. Otis, at C, 5 April. 

Kidder, Abner C, Esq., to Miss Mary Ann 
Brown, at Boston, by Rev. Dr. Neale. 
(Post, 25 April.) 

Smith, Mr. William H., to Miss Maria P., 
dau. of the late Mr. Nathaniel Coles- 
worthy, at Boston, 1 June. 


Abbott, Mr. Nathaniel, Ossipee, N. H., 
25 March, ae. 70. 

Abell, Dr. Truman, Lempster, N. H., 19 
May, ae. 74. Dr. A. was for 39 years 
author of the New England Farmer's Al- 

Bachelder, Mr. Timothy, Castine, Me., 
13 March. Mr. B. was drowned, or 
perished by cold, in attempting to go 
ashore in a boat, which filled and finally 
drifted ashore near the light-house. He 
was of Prospect, Me. 

Beard, Mrs. Mary Ann Todd, Lowell, 20 
Feb., ae. 42; wife of Hon. Ithamar VV. 
Beard. She was formerly of Ports- 
mouth, N. H. 

Berry, Lieut. Joseph, South Thornaston, 
Me., 18 April, ae. 92. He was a sol- 
dier of the Revolution, and the father of 
twenty children. 

Bogart, Capt. John, Albany, 22 May, ae. 
91 yrs., 8 mos. He was a soldier of the 

Boutelle, Dr. John, Edgecomb, Me., 30 
April, ae. 70 yrs., 1 mo. He was born 
in Leominster, Mass., 1 April, 1783 ; 
moved with his parents to Hancock, 
N. H., when only five years of age, 
where he resided until he "'as nineteen 
His father, Deac. William Boutelle. then 
sent him to a select school. He grad. at 
Dartmouth, and was afterwards a Tutor 
in the College. He was for many years 
a teacher of youth ; but for the last 30 
years a practising physician in Edge- 

Brewster, Dr. Oliver, Theresa, Jefferson 
Co., N. Y., 17 May, ae. 50. He was 
born in the town of Western, Oneida Co., 
in 1803 ; was a descendant from the old 
pilgrim stock. Elder William Brewster, 

who came over in the May Flower, was 
his paternal ancestor. 

Brewer, Nathaniel, M. D., Pepperell, 17 
May, ae. 58 ; grad. H. C, 1814. 

Bright, Mr. Mathew, Bath, Me., ae. 66 — 
[Courier, 19 May. 

Brombust, Mr. David, Brooklyn, N.Y., 17 
May, ae. 92. At the age of IS years, 
he was employed by Gen. Washington 
to cart specie to pay off the troops, and 
perform such other duties as were re- 
quired of him. 

Capen, Mr. James, Stoughton, 24 Feb , in 
the 97th year of his age. Mr. C. was 
born in Stoughton, Dec. 13, 1756, and 
was the eldest son of Mr. Edward Capen 
of that town, who died June 8, !819, in 
the 89th year of his age, who was the 
the third son of Jonathan, of Dorchester, 
who died about Dec. 1, 1740, in the 40th 
year of his age, who was the 8th son of 
Samuel, of Dorchester, the time of whose 
death is not recollected, but who was 
born about the year 1651, and was the 
second son of Capt John, Who with his 
aged father, Bernard Capen, was among 
the early settlers of Dorchester. Ber- 
nard died Nov. 8, 1638, aged 76, and 
his son, Capt. John, died April 4, 1692, 
aged 80. 

The deceased became a voter in Dec, 
1777, and at the May election in 1778, 
voted for Thomas Crane, the representa- 
tive of the town of Stoughton, (now 
Stoughton and Canton) who was an in- 
fluential member in passing, that year, 
the famous acts, entitled " An Act to 
prevent the return to this State of cer- 
tain persons therein named, and others, 
who have left this State, or either of the 
United States and joined the enemies 
thereof;" " An Act to confiscate the 
estates of certain notorious conspirators 
against the Government and Liberties 
of the inhabitants of the late Province, 
now State of Massachusetts Bay," and 
" An Act for confiscating the estates of 
certain persons commonly called absen- 
tees," by which two former governors, 
and 301 byname, of the most prominent 
and wealthy men in the State, and many 
others too numerous to be named, at- 
tached to the British Government, were 
prohibited from returning to the State 
under the penalty of death, and their es- 
tates, real and pergonal, sold by our rev- 
olutionary State government, and the 
proceeds paid into the State treasury to 
aid in carrying on the war. 

The deceased was drafted into the 
service in the fall of 1777, and served 
six months in- Charlestown with hi!? 


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loaded musket in hand, as one of the 
guards of the prisoners taken at the cap- 
ture of Gen. Burgoyne. That general 
he occasionally saw during the time. 

Thomas Crane, Esq., was much re- 
lied upon by the General Court of Mas- 
sachusetts, during the Revolution, as 
appears by their Resolves in which they 
entrusted the care of the Slate Powder 
Mill in Stoughton, (now Canton, and on 
the spot where the Revere Copper 
Works are,) and the manufacture of 
powder there to his care and supervision. 
Mr. Capen not long since related thai on 
one occasion, when the affairs of the 
revolution wore a gloomy aspect, and 
the army was suffering for supplies, 
that Thomas Crane, Esq., went around 
the town soliciting contributions for the 
relief of the army, and that on produc- 
ing his papers, he well remembered that 
Mr. Crane's tears fell upon the papers 
like a shower, and that Mr. Crane with 
great expression and emphasis assured 
the by-standers, that the child Liberty 
was about to be born, and that all that 
was needed was strength to enable it to 
be delivered. 

When one passes from among us, who 
has seen what Mr. Capen had, and was 
such a connecting link between a past 
age and the present, it is not unprofita- 
ble to allude to the curious events of 
which he was a witness. e. a. 

Cass, Mrs., Detroit, Mich., 31 March ; wife 
of Hon. Lewis Cass. See Vol. VI., p. 312. 

Child, Mrs. Maria M., Boston, 2 April, 
ae. 39; wife of Mr. Isaac Child, and 
dau. of the late Phineas Eastman, of 
Franklin, N. H. 

Chapman, Mrs. Elizabeth, Provincetown, 
14 Feb., ae. 89 yrs., 5 mos. ; the oldest 
person in town. She was wid. of late 
Lieut. Samuel Chapman. 

Chase, Mrs. Mary, West Newbury, 15 
Feb., ae.85yrs., 10 mos.; wid. of Moses 
Chase, of Plaistow, N. H. 

Coffin, Mr. Samuel, Newburyport, 14 
April, ae. 74. 

Colesworthy, Mr. William Henry, Prov- 
idence, 17 April, ae. 27 yrs. ; eldest son 
of William H. Colesworthy, of Boston. 

Dean. Mr. Joseph, Woburn, 29 March, ae. 
73 yrs., 8 mos. 

Dickson, Mr. James A., Boston, 1 April, 
ae. 79. The funeral of this veteran ac- 
tor and merchant was attended at Trin- 
ity Church, by a large number of the 
personal friends of the deceased. The 
beautiful and solemn burial service 
of the Episcopal Church, conducted by 
Rev. Mr. Wood, was performed in a 
very impressive manner on the occasion. 
The recitative beginning with, "I heard 
a voice from heaven, saying write," as 
Nung by Miss Anna Stone, seemed to 

affect all present. The remains, en- 
closed in a mahogany coffin, were de- 
posited in the vaults beneath the church. 

Dixon, Mr. John, Eliot, Me.. 6 March, ae. SI. 

Drake, Abner, Esq., Stoughton, 23 March, 
ae. 78. 

Eveleth, Mrs. Elizabeth, Boston, 29 
March, ae. 6U ; wife of Mr. Joseph Ev- 

Farkar, John, LL.D., Cambridge, 8 May, 
ae. 73. Prof. F. was for many years 
Hollis Professor of Natural Philosopher 
and the Mathematics in Harvard Uni- 
versity. He was of the class of 1803. 

Fillmore, Mrs. Abigail, Washington, D.C., 
30 March, ae. 55. She was the wife of 
Ex-President Fillmore, and dau. of Rev. 
Lemuel Powers, who was a grandson of 
James Leland, of Grafton, Mass. Ab- 
igail, was Stillwater, Saratoga Co., 
N. Y., in 1798, m. Mr.F. in Feb., 1826. 
They have two children — Millard P., b. 
in 1828; Mary Abigail, b. in 1832. 
[See Leland Magazine, pp. 113, 114. 

Francis, Mr. David, Boston, 20 March, 
ae. 73. He was of the well known firm 
of Munroe & Francis. 

Garland, Mr. Richard, Bartlett, N. H., 5 
March, ae. 90 ; a soldier of the Revolu- 

Greenleaf, Mr. Daniel, Quincy, 25 March. 
He was descended from Capt. Edmund 
Greenleaf, the first of 'the name who 
came to America and settled in New- 
bury, as early as 1637. He finally re- 
moved to Boston, where he died. From 
him descended the Rev. Daniel Green- 
leaf, born at Newbury, Feb. 10, 1679. 
William, his son, b. Jan. 10, 1724, m. 
Mary Brown, of Plymouth, June 2, 
1747. Daniel, the subject of the present 
notice, one of fifteen children, was born 
in Boston, Sept. 29, 1762 ; m. Elizabeth 
Greenleaf, dau. of Dr. John Greenleaf, 
May 25, 1786. They had no children. 
He was brought up an apothecary, 
which occupation he continued for many 
years. After giving up his business in 
Boston, he removed to Quincy, and has 
since continued to live on his farm, oc- 
cupying his time in deeds of benevo- 
lence, and liberally entertaining his 
friends. No worthy object of charity 
was ever turned away from his door. 
He was remarkable for his equanimity 
of mind, and for his uprightness in 
dealing with his fellow man, often say- 
ing, that he had never been engaged, 
during his long life, in a law suit. His 
memory was very retentive ; he could 
relate almost every transaction of his 
long life ; was full of anecdotes of rev- 
olutionary events ; being then a young 
and active lad in immediate contact 
with some of the prominent actors of 
those times. He used often to say, that 


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he never wore or ate anything until he 
had first paid for it. A very good ex- 
ample for the present generation. He 
expressed a wish to live, if he could do 
so without being a burden to others, to 
the age of ninety, and to die without a 
long sickness; both of which were 
granted him. He died in the full pos- 
session of his mental faculties, with 
great patience and resignation, on March 
25, 1853, at the age of 90 years and six 
months ; for the last few weeks of his 
life, his sight had so much failed him 
that he was unable to read his usual 
chapter in the Bible, and prayer from 
his prayer book ; but still, his mind was 
calm and serene, and he put the fullest 
trust in the goodness and mercy of his 
God. e. w. 

Harris, Mr. Ebenezer, East Salem, 
Washington Co., N. Y., 1 April; in his 
88th year. Mr. H. was a native of 
Brooklyn, Ct. His wife with whom he 
hod lived in the married state 68 yrs.. 
was a dau. of John Sawtell, of Groton, 
Ms., who fought at Bunker Hill. 

Henderson, Hon., Phineas, Keene, N. H., 
16 March, ae. 74. Mr. was one of the 
oldest members of the N. H. bar, and 
for many years a member of the Legis- 
lature, Senator, Councillor, &c. 

Hill, Mr. Ebenezer, Wakefield, N. H., 
20 March, ae. 93. He was at the battle 
of Bennington ; was one of the guard 
over Major Andre the night previous to 
his execution. He leaves a widow, with 
whom he lived 70 years. Their descen- 
dants are eleven children, fifty grand- 
children, and nineteen great-grand chil- 

Hopkins, Mrs. Cordelia, Wellfleet, 19 
March, ae. 25 yrs., 9 mos. ; wife of Mr. 
Elisha B. Hopkins of South Boston, and 
dau. of Mr. Joshua Hamblen. 

Hutchins, Mr. Abel, Concord, N. H , on 
Monday last, ae. 91. His wife with 
whom he had lived 68 years, died about 
a week since, ae. 86. Mr. H. was the 
father of a numerous family ; and the 
well known landlord of the Phoenix ho- 
tel at C— [New World, 9 April. 

Jarvis, Russell, Esq. Mr. J. died suddenly 
at the Bond street hotel, N. Y., on Sun- 
day morning, after an illness of only 
three days. He was a native of Boston; 
grad. of Dartmouth college ; about 63 
years old ; had been connected with 
journalism for nearly or quite half his 
life. He wrote for the last eight or ten 
years for the Ledger, (Philadelphia.) 
He was a man of decided ability and 
determined personal independence. Mr. 
Jarvis lost his wife and two children, 
(his whole family) by the burning of the 
steamboat Lexington, in Long Island 

Sound, on the night of the 13th Janua- 
ry, 1840.— [N. Y. Tribune, 20 April. 

Jenks, Mrs. Ruth, Yarmouth, Me., 27 
March, ae. 84 ; wid. of Nathaniel Jenks, 
and a native of Harwich, Mass. 

Jennison, Mrs. Mary, Boston, 11 April, 
ae. 90, wid. of William J. Esq. 

Johnson, Joseph, Northwood, N. EL. ae. 
ab. 59 ; he is the last but one of a pio- 
neer family of that town. His grand- 
father, Col. Samuel Johnson, an officer 
in the Pievolutionary army, was one of 
the first to lead a family into that then 
deep wilderness. His father had an in- 
teresting family of seven children, near- 
ly all of whom fell in mature years vic- 
tims to consumption. 

Jones, Mr. Cornelius, Turner, Me., 3April, 
ae. 92; a revolutionary soldier. 

Judd, Mrs. Mary, Avon, Ct., in her 91st 
year; she was the wid. of Mr. Calvin 
Judd.— [Traveller 19 May. 

Kelley, Mrs. Rhoda Fletcher, Concord, 
N. H., in the 77th year of her age. She 
was the wife of Hon. Israel W. Kelley, 
sister of the first wife of Daniel Webster, 
and dau. of Rev. Elijah Fletcher, many 
years pastor of the Congregational 
Church in Hopkinton, N. H. 

Kelley, Mr. James F., Dover, N. H. 25 
March, ae. 23. 

Kidder, Mr. Francis H., Bristol, N. H., 6 
May,ae.34. He was kicked in the fore- 
head, by a horse ; which caused his death. 

King. Hon. William R., — Vice President 
of the United States, Cahawba, Dallas 
Co., Ala., 18 April, in the 67th year of 
of his age. 

Mr. King was born in North Carolina, 
April 7th, 1786 ; was admitted to the 
bar in 1806 ; served several years in 
the State Legislature ; was sent to Con- 
gress first in 1810, from Wilmington 
district ; resigned his seat in 1816, to 
accompany Mr. Pinckney to Europe, as 
Secretary of Legation ; removed to Al- 
abama in 1818-19; was a member of 
the Convention for forming the State 
Constitution; in 1828 was appointed 
U. S. Senator from Alabama, and con- 
tinued to occupy that post until 1844, 
when he was sent minister to France ; 
he returned, at his own request, in 1846, 
and in 1848 was re-elected to the Senate 
of the U. S., and there remained up to 
the time of his election to the Vice Pres- 
idency of the United States. 

Mr. K. had been spending a portion 
of the winter and spring in Cuba, with 
the vain hope of getting relief from pul- 
monary difficulties with which he had 
long been afflicted. He reached home 
on Sunday morning, the 17th, and on 
Monday evening breathed his last. 
He was unmarried This is the second 


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Vice President of the U. S. that has 
died in office, Elbridge Gerry being the 

Ladd, Mrs. Jane Pearson, Cambridge, 23 
April, ae. 23. She was the wife of Mr. 
William H. Ladd, and dau. of Mr. Da- 
vid B. Pearson, of Boston. 

Leland, Salmon, Esq., Cato, Cayuga Co., 
N. Y., 17 May, ae. 65. He was a bro. 
of Judge Leland, of Roxbury, Mass. 

Lippincott, Mrs. Emily, Philadelphia, 25 
March, in the 30th year of her age 5 
wife of Isaac Lippincott. 

Locke, Mr. John, Barnstead, N. H., 16 
March, ae. about 79 years. 

Loring, Capt. William, Barnstable, 27 
March, ae. 44; also, Julia A. his wid., 
ae. 42. 

McAllastsr, James, Esq., Boston, 15 
April. He was a Superintendent of 
Public Buildings and formerly a mem- 
ber of the Common Council from ward 
5. His disease was the erysipelas. 

Merriam, Mr. Isaac, Jackson, N. Y., ae 
91. He was a soldier of the revolution; 
formerly of Northumberland, N. H. 
[Dover Enquirer, March 1. 

Merrill. Rev. Eliphalet. Northwood, 
N. H.,'7 Feb , ae. 98. He was a Free 
Will Baptist preacher ; came originally 
from Stratham, and was a younger 
brother of Phinehas Merrill, Esq., of 
that town. The first Gazetteer of N.H. 
was published by him, in 1817, from 
materials chiefly collected by his brother 
Phinehas, who died 1814, ae. 47. 

Moulton, Mr. Joseph, Ossipee, N. H., 5 
April, ae. 85. 

Nichols, Dr. Andrew, Danvers, 30 March, 
ae. about 70. 

Norris, Mr. Andrew, near Mt. Healthy, 
Ohio, ae. 91. He was a native of Pem- 
broke, N. H 
the execution of Andre 

Orr, Mr. Charles, Yarmouth, N.S., ae. 32. 
He was formerly of Lynn, Mass. 

Pearson, Mrs. Elizabeth, Scituate, 24 Nov., 
1852, ae. 83 ; wid. of Mr. Thomas P. of 

Phelps, Capt. William, Lubec, Me., 10 
March, ae. 74£. Anna, his wife, died 
two days previous ; ae. 57. 

Phillips, Major James, Boston, 31 March, 
ae. 85 yrs., 10 mos., 17 ds. He was of 
the old puritan stock, a descendant, of 
the sixth generation, from Peregrine 
White, the first born of the Plymouth 
colony. He was emphatically a Bosto- 
nian, having never resided out of Bos- 
ton, except when the family were driven 
away for a time during the revolution- 
ary war, and for a short period when at 
school at Andover. He was never more 
than forty miles from Boston, and never 
out of his native state. 

His father, a respectable shipmaster 

was with Washington at 

was lost at sea when he was a youth, 
and he became apprentice to a mechan- 
ic. Unlike apprentices of the present 
day, he served a full term, and was 
master of his business. This he pur- 
sued successfully for about thirty years, 
in the mean time being often called 
upon to perform public duties. In 1819 
or 1820, he was appointed master of the 
alms house in Leverett street, which he 
superintended with great kindness and 
acceptance, until the establishment was 
given up in 1825. Soon after he ac- 
cepted the situation of clerk to the over- 
seers of the Poor, in which service he 

» has continued until within a few weeks, 
when prevented by the infirmities of 
age. For more than a quarter of a cen- 
tury he has been one of the earliest city 
officials found at the post of duty, and 
with exact habits might daily be seen 
crossing the common at one o'clock on 
his way to dinner. He was the last 
original member of the Mass. Charita- 
ble Fire Society. a. s. 

Prescott, Mr. Jesse, Deerfield, N. H., 9 
March, 90 years of age and upwards. 
He had just voted for representatives, 
and dropped down dead in the street 
soon after leaving the town hall. 

Prescott, Mr. Jonathan, Lowell, 28 April, 
ae. 67: formerly of Sandwich, N. H., 
and for many years a resident of Dover, 
N. H. 

Quincy, Hon. John, Methuen, 9 April; 
ae. 54; a native of Dunbarton, N. H. 
He has been a member of both branches 
of the Mass. Legislative and State 

Richardson, Hon. Joseph L., N. Y., 1 
April, ae. about 80. He was formerly 
District Attorney of the County, and for 
many years first Judge of the County 

Rollins, Mr. Benjamin, Meredith, N. H., 
21 April, ae. 78. 

Shaw, Hon. Robert Gould, Boston, 3 May, 
ae. 78. Since 1797, Mr. S. has been one 
of the most enterprising, benevolent and 
honorable merchants of Boston. During 
a mercantile career of fifty -six years he 
has enjoyed the respect and confidence 
of the entire community to an extent 
rarely equalled. Mr. Shaw was Presi- 
dent of the Massachusetts Society of 
Cincinnati, and the Massachusetts Char- 
itable Eye and Ear Infirmary. He was 
also Vice President of several charitable 
associations. He was a member of the 
first Common Council elected under the 
City Charter in 1822. He served in 
1823, '4, and '33. He was an elector 
from the fifth Congressional district at 
the last Presidential election. 

Mrs. Eliza W. Shaw, his wife, died on 
the 14th of April last, after an illness of 


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about twenty-four hours, ae. 68 yrs. 15 
ds. She was a dau. of the late Sam- 
uel Parkman, Esq. 
Simonds, Mrs. Amittai, Bedford, Ms., 20 

Feb., ae. 63; wid. ofZebedee S. 
Sprague, Mr. Joshua, Athol, ae. 85. Mr. 
S. was born in Hingham, 2 Sept. 1767; 
was a descendant of William Sprague, 
one of the two first settlers of H.; had 
been married nearly 62 years, and for 
more than 60 years had resided in Athol, 
on the farm which he cleared of the 
forest, on which his venerable partner, 
fourteen days his senior, still survives. 
[Courier, 7 April. 
Stevens, Maj. Thomas, Brooksville, Me., 
7 May; in his 90th year. He was a 
native of Groton, Mass., and a soldier of 
the Revolution. 
Stoddard, Hon. John, Cleveland, Ohio. 
He was born in Northampton, Ms. ; a 
descendant of Rev. Solomon S., the 
first minister of N., from whom de- 
scended some of the most illustrious 
names of New England, such as Presi- 
dents Edwards and Dwight, with others 
of like celebrity. [Boston Courier, 19 
Trask, Mrs. Sarah, Boston, 27 Feb., ae. 

55 ; wid. of the late Elijah Trask, Jr. 
Trull, Mr. Elijah, Goffstown, N. H., 11 
April, ae. 88; a revolutionary pen- 
Upton, John, Esq., Derry, N. H., ae. 73. 

He was formerly of Lynnfield, Ms. 
Wellington, Timothy, M. D., died very 
suddenly, of disease of the heart, at his 
residence in West Cambridge, on the 
night of April 5, 1853, ae. 71 He was 
the son of Timothy Wellington, of Lex- 
ington, where he was born, Oct. 8, 1781; 
grad. H. C , 1806. After completing 
his professional studies, he settled in 

West Cambridge, as a physician, where 
he resided until his death, always en- 
gaged in the active and arduous duties 
of an extensive and successful practice. 
He was a very companionable man, 
much beloved by a wide circle of friends 
and acquaintances, and so cheerful, 
that in many cases where the power of 
medicine failed, the smile of his coun- 
tenance would kindle a responsive smile 
on that of his patient. He was twice 
married, first with Maria Eunice Lord, 
Oct. 13, 1813, and second, with Lydia 
Yates, April 1, 1819. who survives him. 
Dr. William W. Wellington, of Cam- 
bridgeport, is the oldest son of the sub- 
ject of this notice. h. w. 

Wentworth, Mr. Tobias, Rochester, N.H., 
9 April, ae. 42 yrs., 9 mos. 

West, Mrs. Isabella Leavitt Howard, 
Washington, D. C. She was the wife 
of Mr. Charles S. West, and grand dau. 
of James Howard, one of the original 
founders, in 1756, of the now flourish- 
ing city of Augusta, Me. — [Newspaper, 
14 May.) 

Whitney, Deac, Abel, Cambridge, 22 
Feb. ae. 70. He was son of the late 
Rev. Peter Whitney, of Northboro." 

Wildes. Mr. John B., Sonora, California, 
8 March, ae. about 28. He was of 
Waldoboro', Me., and represented that 
town in the Maine Legislature in 1852. 

Woods, Mrs. Mary, Lowell, Vt., ae. 90. 
Mrs. W. with her late husband, removed 
from Amherst. N. H. to that place, 
more than forty years ago ; five fam- 
ilies, including that of Mr. Woods, then 
constituting the population of (Kelly- 
Vale.) Lowell. [Courier, 31 March. 

Wvman, Mr. Joseph, Onslow, Ottawa Co., 
Lower Canada, ae. 80 ; a native of Wo- 
burn. — [Woburn Journal, 30 April. 

Oldest Inhabitants. — The "oldest inhabitant" in Vermont, as we learn by the 
census returns, is a black man, a native of Martinique, and now a resident of Pom- 
fret. His name is Peter Nassau, and his age 120 years. The oldest inhabitant in 
Massachusetts is also a negro residing in Marshfield. There is no record of his 
birth, but from the best dates that can be attained, he is one hundred and sixteen 
years old. He was once a slave, and is a native of New York. He has always said 
that his mistress told him he was twenty one years of age the first year of the French 
war in 1757. He is now blind and has not been able to do much work for the past 
forty years. The oldest inhabitant of Georgia is a white woman, living in Clarke 
County. She is one hundred and thirty years old and has living within a mile of her, 
grand-children to the sixth generation. In Louisiana there is a negro slave, living 
in the First municipality of New Orleans, one hundred and forty years of age. He 
appears dried and shrivelled up. — [Newspaper, Nov., 1851. 

Partridge. — (Advertisement.) — "Whereas Elizabeth Partridge, daughter of Henry 
Partridge, of Islington, near London, went some years ago over to New England 
and married there, but to whom wee know not. If the said Eliz. Partridge is living, 
or her husband, or children, and will apply themselves to Philip Musgrave, postmaster 
of Boston, they may hear of something to their advantage. — [Boston Gazette, 20 
April, 1724. 

296 Payments for the Register, fyc. [July? 1853. 

Donations to Society's Library from : — A. Bronson Alcott, John S. Barry, Timothy 
Bigelow, Charles M Blake, Henry Bond, J. B. Bright, Wm. G. Brooks, Dan vers 
Town Committee, Wm. R. Deane, B. Homer Dixon, S. G. Drake, S. A. Douglass, 
Edward Everett, S. P. Fowler, Timothy Farrar, Joshua Green, Sam'l A. Green, 
G. C. Haynes, D. M. Huckins, Indian Department, Frederic Kidder, James S. Loring, 
W. Macy. Sylvester Nash, Martyn Paine, John W. Parker, Rhode Island Historical 
Society, Pennsylvania Historical Society, David Sears, John L. Sibley, Suffolk 
Archaeological Institute, Eng , J. W. Thornton, William B. Trask, Samuel Tymms, 
Charles Walley, H. Wheatland, D. A. White, Nathan Wyman, D. Wilder. 

Payments to the 4th of June, 1853, received for the Register, since the issue of 
the April number: — 

Albany— Royal Woodward. Augusta, Me. — Geo. S. Greene 

Boston — Benj. Abbot, David A. Boynton, John M. Bradbury, Gorham Brooks, 
Addison Child, Isaac P. Davis, John H. Dexter, Frederic T. Gray, John K. Hall, 
David Hamblen, (5 copies,) Waldo Higginson, D. C. Huckins, Andrew Johonnot, 
Henry H. Jones, Joseph Leonard, Winslow Lewis, F. W. Lincoln, J. A. Lowell, 
Mrs. Dan'l P. Parker, Josiah Quincy, Robert G. Shaw, A. W. Thaxter, Enoch Train, 
J. C. Warren, Marshal P. Wilder. Buffalo — Lorenzo J. Haddock. 

Cincinnati, 0. — George J. Wentworth. Columbus, 0. — Elijah Hayward. Conway, 
Mass. — Asa Howland. 

Dedham—D. P. Wight. 

Eagleville, Ct. — Eliphaz Hibbard. E. Haven, Ct. — Stephen Dodd. Elmira, N. Y. 
—A. S. Thurston. 

Farmville, Va.—F. N. Watkins. Franklin. Ct.— Oliver Johnson, T. H. C. Kings- 
bury, J. D. Ladd, Joseph P. Tracy, Ashbel Woodward. 

Gloucester — John Babson. Groton — Joshua Green, (omitted 5 January.) Grove- 
land — Jeremiah Spofford. 

Hampton, N. H. — Joseph Dow, Josiah Page. Hartford, Ct. — F. A. Brown, Royal 
R. Hinman, J. B. Hosmer, J. H. Trumbull, James Ward, H. I. Wright Hen- 
niker, N H. — Nathan Sanborn. 

Jamestown, N. Y. — Abner Hazeltine. 

Lawrence — Silas Blaisdale. Lowell — Ithamar W. Beard. Lynnfield — Josiah New- 

Marshfield — Miss Marcia A. Thomas. 

Nashville, Ten.— Charles W. Smith. New York— Wm. S. Hoyt, Charles Reed 

Pawtucket, R. I. — Wm. Tyler. Peacham, Vt. — Thomas Scott Pearson. Phila- 
delphia— B. T. Tredick. 

Quincy — Daniel Greenleaf, Wm. S. Pattee. 

Roxbury — Isaac Parker. 

S. Glastonbury, Ct. — F. W. Chapman. Springfield— J . G. Chase, Daniel L. Har- 
ris, E. Hayes, E. W. Jones, Oliver B. Morris, R. D. Morris, Ansel Phelps, Jr., 
Henry A. Sikes, Charles Stearns. Sutton— William Hall. 

Troy, N. Y.— Avery J. Skelton. 

Warwick, R. I. — Geo. A. Brayton. W. Brookfield — Swift Byington. Woodbury, 
Ct.— Philo M. Trowbridge. Woonsocket, R. l.—k. H. Trask. Worcester— Geo. 

Yarmouth — Amos Otis. 


Vol. 7, p. 126, I. 20 f. foot, r. Feb. 1697-8? 
" p. 209, I. 10 f. 1st H, r. MS. 
'•' p. 225, I. 2 of 1st If, after A, 3, 2, 1, add Sable. 
" p. 226, I. 22, r. Lynn. 



John Wihtmmmp. 



VOL. VII. OCTOBER, 1853. NO. 4. 



Constitution, [Ohio,] December, 1850. 

To the Publisher of the New England Historical and Genea- 
logical Register. — Dear Sir. I have observed a Notice to the 
Subscribers of this Work desiring them u to state when and 
where they were born, where they now or formerly lived, names 
of their parents, &c." 

Presuming it is your wish to collect for the Society as much 
Genealogical history as is practical, I will state a few notices of 
traditions, and also facts within my knowledge of the history of 
the branch of the Cutler family with which I am connected. 

First, Tradition : — This authority says, that " three brothers, 
descendants of Sir Gervase Cutler, came early to America. Some 
one, or more, as early as 1630 ; that they were together in Bos- 
ton on some occasion in 1660. They were at that time, or soon 
after, settled, one in Boston or Charlestown, the other two in 
Lexington." Thus far Tradition. 

About the year 1700, John Cutler removed from Lexington to 
Killingly, Connecticut, to whom was born Timothy and Seth, 
twins ; Hezekiah, and Uriah. Timothy died young, with only 
one son, Benoni. Seth had no son, but seven daughters, mar- 
ried in Killingly ; Whetmore, [Wetmore ?] Bateman, Abbot — 
I have forgotten the names of the husbands of the others. — Ben- 
oni, son of Timothy, married, and in 1775, received a Captain's 
commission, enlisted a company, with whom he served through- 
out the campaign at Cambridge. Having a large family of chil- 
dren, and also having obtained a tract of land in Plainfield, New 
Hampshire, he removed into that exposed frontier in 1776. At 
the close of the Revolutionary war, or soon after, he settled in 
Guildhall, Vermont. The late Rev. Calvin Cutler of Windham. 
New Hampshire, was a grandson. 

Uriah, son of John, about the year 1740, settled in Morristown, 
New Jersey, at which place, General Joseph Cutler, a grandson of 
Uriah, resides. A number of this branch of the family reside in 
Ohio, and other places in the West. 

298 New England and the West. [Oct. 

Hezekiah, born at Killingly in 1706, died there in 1793, aged 
87 years. He married Susannah Clarke in 1730, and had a 
daughter Mehitable, born about 1733, who married Simon Lee. 
Mannasseh^ 1 ) oldest son, born May 3d, 1742, died July 28th, 
1823, aged 82. Ephraim, born in 1744, died in 1766, unmarried. 

Mannasseh married Mary Balch, daughter of Rev. Thomas 
Balch, Pastor of the South Church, in Dedham, Mass. His chil- 
dren were, Ephraim,( 2 ) born at Edgarton, Martha's Vineyard, 
April 13th, 1767 ; Jervase, born at the same place, September 
17th, 1768 ; Mary, born at Dedham, married Dr. Joseph Torrey, 
of Beverly. Charles, born in Hamilton, Mass., graduated at 
Harvard College, died at Ames, Athens County, Ohio, in 1802 ; 
Temple, born in Hamilton, and resides there ; Elizabeth, born at 
Hamilton, married Fitch Poole of Danvers, and has a large family. 

Ephraim, son of Mannasseh, had, Charles, born in Killingly, 
March 30th, 1792 ; Daniel, born in Waterford, Washington Coun- 
ty, Ohio, February 20th, 1799, resides in Warren in the same 
County ; by a second wife he has William Parker, born in War- 
ren, same County, July 12th, 1812. — Ephraim Cutler married 
Leah Atwood (a cousin of Harriet Newell) at Killingly, April 
8th, 1787. The above Charles and Daniel, sons, and Nancy 
(born in Killingly) February 25th, 1790. Mary, born at Water- 
ford, Washington County, Ohio, July 30th, 1796. Wife died 
November 3d, 1807. Nancy married Rufus G. Carter. Mary 
married Gulliver Dean. They reside in Ames, Athens County, 

Hezekiah, son of John Cutler, the early settler of Killingly, 
married Susannah Clarke. She possessed great personal beauty, 
the characteristic of her family, united with great strength of 
mind and an education in advance of the times she lived in. 
Hezekiah possessed much energy of character. Both were pious, 
and considered among the pillars of the Church. Their son 
Mannasseh had to struggle to obtain an education. He studied 
medicine before he entered College. He graduated at Yale in 
1765. His marriage with Mary Balch was in 1766. After mar- 
riage he entered into mercantile business at Edgarton, Martha's 
Vineyard, and early in 1769 removed to Dedham, studied law 
and was admitted to the bar ; but the idea of entering the minis- 
try so deeply impressed his mind, that he abandoned the practice 
of law and pursued theological studies with his father-in-law, Mr. 
Balch. He was ordained pastor of the Congregational Church at 
Ipswich Hamlet (now Hamilton) September 11th, 1771. He 
was elected a member of the American Academy in 1781, a 
member of the American Philosophical Society at Philadelphia 
in 1784. Received the degree of LL. D. of Yale College in 
1789 ; elected a member of the Agricultural Society 1792 ; of 
the Historical Society [of Mass.] 1792; member of Congress 
1800 to 1805 ; member of the Linnsean Society 1809 ; President 

1853.] Neio England and the West. 299 

of the Bible Society of the County of Essex 1811; American 
Antiquarian Society 1813, also member of several learned Socie- 
ties in Europe. In 1786 he took pains to perfect the information 
with regard to the Western Country. He was present and took 
part at the first meeting at the Bunch of Grapes tavern in Boston, 
called by Generals [Rufus] Putnam and [Benjamin] Tupper, which 
originated the Ohio Company, laying the earliest effectual foun- 
dation for the successful settlement of the Great North West Terri- 
tory. Of this Company he was elected a Director, and was soon 
after commissioned to make a Contract with Cong'ress [Government] 
for a tract of land in that then new and almost entirely unexplored 
region. This duty he performed with eminent success, and with 
great energy assisted in forming and carrying forward the plans 
for actual settlement. While attending Congress to make the 
Contract, at the request of Mr. Dane, he assisted in forming the 
famous ordinance of 1787, which excluded slavery from the North 
West. In compiling a pamphlet describing the importance of the 
North West Territory, he made the prediction that Steam Boats 
would be employed there. He did not venture this prediction 
without duly considering the subject ; although there never had 
been, at that time (1787) a Steam Boat in operation, he had per- 
sonally examined a Steam engine, the first ever in use in America. 
In the Contract for the Ohio Company's lands, he took care to 
provide an ample fund for educating youth at the North West ; 
in having the thirty-sixth part of the lauds set apart for Common 
Schools ; the same amount also in the Company's tract for re- 
ligious purposes ; also two townships of land containing each 
thirty-six sections of 640 acres each within that tract for the sup- 
port of a University, and prepared a bill for the incorporation of 
the Ohio University, the first in the North West, which was 
e'nacted without any amendment. 

His second son, Jervase, came with the first party under Put- 
nam, which made the first effectual settlement in America, North- 
west of the river Ohio. He was an officer for some time in the 
United States Army, and died at Evansville, Indiana, June 25th. 
1844, leaving a very promising family, three sons and several 
daughters.( 3 ) 

Ephraim, the eldest son, was, at the age of three years, placed 
with his grandfather Hezekiah at Killingly, Connecticut, and 
was married April 8th, 1787. His father placed in his hands a 
subscription paper to obtain signers to take land of the Ohio 
Company. He obtained about twenty, and acted as the Com- 
pany's Agent to the close of the business. He engaged several 
to come forward with the first party, and had influence in in- 
ducing several interesting families to remove to Marietta as early 
as 1788 and 1789. He remained in Killingly to the death of his 
grandfather Hezekiah, and then removed to Marietta and Water- 
ford in 1795. He received a Commission of Judge of the Court 

300 New England and the West. [Oct. 

of Common Pleas from Governor Arthur St. Clair. He was a 
representative of the Territorial Government in 1801 and 1802; a 
Delegate to form a Constitution in 1802, and introduced into that 
instrument the clause containing the Ordinance of 1787, pro- 
hibiting slavery. He resides in Warren, Washington County, 
Ohio. His son Colonel Charles Cutler, died of cholera on the 
way to California, May 24th, 1849. His youngest son, William 
P., has been three years a member of the Ohio Legislature, and 
one year Speaker. 

Please excuse blunders in composition, &c, as I am almost 
eighty-four years old. 

Respectfully yours, EPHRAIM CUTLER. 

(*) This was Mannasseh Cutler, LL. D., &c.,&c, father of the Author 
of the Letter. An abstract of the Sermon preached at his funeral was 
given page 250 of this volume. — Editor. 

( 2 ) The Author of the communication. — Editor. 

( 3 ) He was the Author, I suppose, of r volume entitled, U A Topo- 
graphical Description of the State of Ohio, Indiana Territory, and 
Louisiana, comprehending the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, and their 
Principal Tributary Streams ; the Face of the Country, Soils, Waters, 
Natural Productions, Animal, Vegetable, and Mineral ; Towns, Villages, 
Settlements and Improvements ; and a Concise Account of the Indian 
Tribes ivest of the Mississippi. To which is added, An Interesting Jour- 
nal of Mr. Chas. Le Raye, while a Captive with the Sioux nation, on the 
waters of the Missouri river. By a Late Officer in the United States 
Army. Boston: 1812. 12mo, pp. 219, and plates. — Editor 

To the Editor of the Register. Sir, — You will not be displeased, I 
trust, at my attempting to correct the misspelling of a name which you, as 
well as many others have fallen into. In the Register for July, p. 271, it 
is said of the Rev. John Hale, " he m. Rebeckah, dau. of Henry Byles," &c. 

This name has undergone more varieties of spelling than one would sup- 
pose possible in so short a svllable. Farmer spells it " Byles," " Byley," 
and " Bylie." In the H. & G. Reg. for 1849, p. 55, it is spelt " Byly." Mr. 
Stone, in his History of Beverly, spells it " Byles." But what is most extra- 
ordinary, the Rev. William Worcester, who married the wid. of Mr. Byley, 
after she had been the wife of Mr. John Hale, in his will, which is in his own 
handwriting, mentions his step-daughter twice, once by the name of'Bilie," 
and again by the name of" Bylie." But we have an authority which, I hold, 
settles the question conclusively. In our record of marriages, we find the 
following : — 

" Mr. John Hale, son of Rob 4 Hale, late Deacon of y e Church in Charles- 
town, and Rebecca Byley, late of Salisbury in England, Gent m , were mar- 
ried Dec. 15, 1664, at Ipswich, before me, Samuel Symonds." 

The Hon. Mr. Symonds, it will be recollected, became the 4th husband 
of the mother of the above named bride. 

With respect to Robert Hale, son of John and Rebecca, Farmer says " he 
was many years magistrate of Beverly ;" but in a letter of attorney to his 
father, dated Sept. 10, 1695, he styles himself Cl a minister of the Gospel 
in Preston, Con 1 ., grandson of Mrs. Rebecca Symonds." Quere ? — did he 
come back to Beverly and become a magistrate ? — or what ? a. h. 

1853.] Indian Deed of Medfield, 1685. 301 


To the Editor of the Historical and Genealogical Register, — Sir, I have lately dis- 
covered among the papers of the Ancient Morse Family of Medfield, the following 
Deed, which I have here copied verbatim et literatim, and send for your insertion in 
the Register. 

Another lot of ancient records and family papers were accidentally sealed up in the 
Old Morse House, half a century ago, which I hope yet to recover, and which may 
throw further light on the early history of Medfield, Medway, Sturbridge and other 
towns, as well as on that of the Morse Race. Abner Morse. 

Sherborn, Jan. 9, 1853. 

To all to whome these presents shall come I Charles Josias als Josias 
Wampatuck, son and heire of Josias Wampatuck late Sachem of the In- 
dians Inhabiting the Massachusetts in New England, and Grandson of 
Chickatabut, the former Grand Sachem send greeting. Forasmuch as I 
am Informed and well Assured from several ancient Indians as well those 
of my Council as others that upon the first coming of the English to sitt 
down & settle in these parts of New England my above named Grand- 
father, Chickatabut, the Chief Sachem by and with the Advice of his 
Council for encouragement thereof upon divers good causes and consider- 
ations did give grant, sell Alienate convey & confirme unto the English 
Planters & settlers respectively &, to their several &, respective heirs & 
assignes forever, All that Tract or parcel of Land Situate and Lying 
and being within the Massachusetts Colony, in order to their settling and 
building a Town there now known by the name of Medfield as the same 
Lyeth between the Towns of Dedham Wrentham & Sherborne, with all 
rights Immunities Liberties Comodities hereditaments & Appurtenances 
whatsoev r . thereunto belonging, which said Tract or parcel of Land or 
the greatest part thereof hath since been distributed & granted out among 
themselves & given Alienated and transfered to and from one another, 
having been peaceably & quietly possessed used occupied & enjoyed for 
the space of about Thirty four yeares last past by the said First Grantees, 
their heires successors and Assignes respectively and now stand quietly 
and peaceably possessed thereof at this day, Wherefore I the said Charles 
Josias als Josias Wampatuck Sachem and William Ahawton sen 1 *. William 
Ahawton jun r . Robert Momentauge my Counsellors by and with the order 
and advice of William Stoughton and Joseph Dudley Esq 8 , my Prochaine 
amyes* & Guardians as well for the reasons and considerations above 
mentioned as for and in consideration of a valuable summe of money to 
me & them in hand well and truely paid by Thomas Thurstun and John 
Harding of Medfield aforesaid for and in the behalf of themselves & the 
rest of the Proprietated Inhabitants of the said Town of Meadfield above 
said the receipt of which s d summe of money as full and lawfull consid- 
eration wee doe hereby acknowledge to have received and thereof and 
every part thereof do fully acquit and discharge the said Thomas Thurs- 
tun and John Harding with the rest of the s d Propietated Inhabitants and 
every of them their & each & every of their heires Executors and Ad- 
ministrators for ever by these presents Have and hereby doe for the far- 
ther Ratification and confirmation of the said Guift grant bargain & sale 
of the Grand Sachem Chickatabut fully frely and willingly approve ratify 
Establish enfeofTe and confirm the same And do also fully and absolutely 
remise releas and for ever quitt claime unto them the s d Thomas Thurs- 
tun & John Harding their heires and Assignes respectively for ever so far 
as their own several & respective rights and Interests are or may be and 
further for and in the behalf of the rest of the Proprietated Inhabitants of 

* My next friends. 

302 Indian Deed of Medfield, 1685. [Oct. 

the s d Town of Med field &, Precincts thereot severally &, their several & 
respective heirs and assigns for ever according to the several Interests rights 
title and Proprietie which each person hath right unto and standeth now 
seized and possessed of, All the afore said Tract or Parcel of Land now 
called & known by the name of the Town of Medfield and all other lands 
whatsoever within the s d Township &, Precincts thereof as the same Lyeth 
between the Towns of Dedham Wrentham & Sherborn with all and every 
the Housing Buildings and Improvements thereupon & on every part and 
parcel thereof with all and singular the Rivers waters water coueses wayes 
Easements Swamps trees woods underwoods profits priviledges rights 
Liberties advantages Commodities hereditaments Emoluments & Appur- 
tenances whatsoever to all and every the nffore mentioned premises or 
any part thereof belonging or in any maner or wise appertaining or there- 
with heretofore or now used occupied & enjoyed Also all the estate right 
title Interest property claime Revertion Inheritance and demand of me 
the s d Charles Josias als Wampatuck & of all & every my affore named 
counsellors of in & to the same and every part parcel or member thereof 
reserving to myself & the Punguapoag Indianns full & free Libertie of 
hunting according to Law within the precincts of Medfield affore s d To 
have and To hold all & singular the above mentioned Tract or parcel of 
Land premises &, appurtinances and every part &l parcel thereof reserv- 
ing only as above reserved unto them the s d Thomas Thurston and John 
Harding their heires and assignes respectively for ever for &, in behalf of 
themselves so far as their own several and respective rights & Interests 
are or may be therein and farther for &> in behalf of the several and 
respective proprietated Inhabitants of the s d Town & the precincts thereof 
there several and respective heires and assignes for ever according to y e 
Interest title &, proprietie which each person hath or may have just right 
unto and standeth now seized & possessed of And to their onely proper 
use benefitt & behoof for ever Freely peacably &, quietly without any 
maner of reclaime dialling or contradiction of me the s d . Josias als Wam- 
patuck and my counsellors or either or any of us our or either of any of 
our heires or Executors Adm rs . or assignes and without any reckoning 
summe or summes of money or answer therefore to us or any in our 
names to be yielded paid given rendered or done in time to come so that 
neither I the s d Chales Josias al s . Wampatuck nor Councellors afore s d . or 
either or any of us our or either or any of our heires Execut™ adm rs or 
assignes shall or will at any time or times hereafter aske claime challeng 
or demand any estate right title interest claime or demand in or to y e 
premises or any part thereof But from all & every action of right title 
Interest property claime &, demand in or to y s p r mises or any part there- 
of I myself & councellors affore s d shall be utterly excluded & for ever 
debarred by vertue of these presents And I the s d diaries Josias als 
Wampatuck & Councellors afore s d . for us & every of us our &, every of 
our heires Execut rs Adm rs &l successors respectively doe hereby covenant 
promise & oblige unto the afore named grantees their heires execu" ad- 
m rs & assignes by these presents to warrant maintaine & defend y e affore 
mentioned p r mises all and every part and parcel thereof (reserving onely 
as above reserved) unto them y e s d Grantees their heires & assignes for 
ever as afore s d for &, in behalf of themselves &, other y e Proprietated 
Inhabitants according to y e respective rights &, Interests against all & 
every pson &, persons whomesoever lawfully claiming or demanding y e 
same or any part or parcel thereof And at any time or times hereafter to 
give & pass more full &, ample releas confirmation and Assurance of all 

1853.] Will of George Fairbanks. 303 

&, every y c premises unto y c said Grantees their hcires and assignes to 
y e uses afore s d . & to doe & performe any other act or acts device or 
devices in the Law necessary or requisite thereunto as in law or equity 
can or may be devised advised or required In witness whereof I the said 
Charles Josias al 8 . Wampatuck and Counsellors above s' 1 have hereunto 
sett our hands and scales the Thirteenth day of July Anno Domine one 
thousand six hundred Eighty &/ five. 

Signed Sealed &, Delivered in presence of us after the words [about] 
[and] were interlined. William G Thomas Bishop 

We underwritten Guardians to Sachem Charles Josias do allow of his 
Act and Deed here in. William Stoughton Joseph Dudley 

July 2, 1685. 

Jonas Old Willam Robert 

Signum (§) Signum [ | ] d) (§) Signum ) (§) 

Charles. Ahawton. Hahaton. Momantog. 


[Communicated ' y Miss Caroline Whiting of Dedham.] 

The last Will and Testament George Fairbanke of Somerby in y e 
Vickeridge of Halifax & County of Yorke Clothier. May y c xxviij t!l 
1650. Conseming y c Disposall of all my worldly goods; First, my 
debts, funerall expenses, & charges I have putt James Platts to in this 
my sickness, bee paid out of my Estate; then, Inprimis, I give and be- 
queath to Mr. Henery Roote fforty shillings; to y e poore of Somerby y e 
sume of xl s- to bee distributed amongst them as my Executor shall think 
most fitt ; to John Hargraves of Higham, xl 9- ; to Michaell Fairbanke 
my brother, xl 3, ; to my brother Deanes children, w ch hee had by my 
sister, xl s- ; to my brother John Oxenoppe, xl s- ; to Ellis Rutter &, his 
wife, xl 8 ; to my brother Jeremia's wife & Children, xxx 3, equally ; to 
y e Children of Henry Blackley hee had by my Sister Abigail, xx s- ; to 
Mr. Jonathan Fairebanke, xx s ; to Sushan Chadwickc, fiue pounds; to 
George Fairebanke, sonne of George Fairbanke, y e summe of 5 lts '; to 
Abraham Platts 6 lb3- ; to Nathan Bates sonne of Mathew Bates, x s- ; to 
Henry Stanhope, xij' 1 ' ; to Nathan Hobroyd, ij s * & vj d - ; to Sara Chad- 
wicke, daughter of Sushan Chadwicke, v"*; to Nicholas CunlifFe, 5 8 -; to 
Grace Riluer, x 9 *; to Nathan Carter, sonne of Michaell Carter, deceased, 
ffive shill. ; to Sara Platts, ffive shill. ; to James Sharpe, five shill. ; 
to James Casson, x 8 *; to Mary Platts, wife of James Platts, w th whome I 
now live, 5 : ; to Sara Platts, daughter of James Platts, 3 e ; to John Baw- 
den & his wife, x 3- ; to Mary Earncshawe & her three children, every one 
of them, x 3 -; to Michaell Earneshawe my Purple suite, one fustion dub- 
lett w th silver buttons at ; to James Platts w th whome I now live, x s ; as 
also a newc peece of cloath Tanney c[ou]ller, to bee him a suite ; & all 
such things as to make it vpp compleate for wearinge ; to Samuell Farrer 
y e sume of 5 s , pvided hee bee liueinge twelue monthes after my death. 
Always pvided, y t my Executor shall not pay any Legacyes till y e suites 
now comenced against any pson or psons bee fully ended, & if it so fall 
out y l y e suite or suits comenced doe call for &, expend more then is ex- 
pected, so yt theire is not sufficient to pay y e Legacyes given, then evry 
one shall baite of his Legacie accordinge as my Estate shall fall shorte ; 
y e residue of all my goods Cattels and Chattels vndisposed of I giue & 
bequeath to James Platts, whome I ordaine & appointe sole Executor. 

304 Note to Wentworth Article. [Oct. 

In Witnes whereof I haue putte my hand In y e p c sence of Witnesses, 
Robert Tillotson, Mary P/atts, Grace Lee, Abraham Plaits. 

Vera Copia Concordaneo ceid original. 

[Superscription as follows : (in a different hand.)] For his lovinge 
Cusen Jonathan Fayrbancke in New Ingland these. 

[An exact copy. C. Whiting. — The Editor has taken the liberty to 
omit the tautology, in part.] 


Marriages in Boston. — Samuel Wentworth and Eliza Hopson, 12 
Nov., 1691; Samuel and Abigail GofT, 28 Oct., 1699; Ebenezer and 
Rebecca .TefFryes, 9 Aug., 1711 ; Shubael and Damaris Hawes, 11 April, 
1717 ; Benning and Abigail Ruck, 31 Dec, 1719 ; Samuel and Elizabeth 
Deering, 17 Oct., 1732 ; Samuel and Rebecca Oliver, 10 Oct., 1739. 
James Wright and Mary Wentworth, 24 Sept., 1712; Caleb Phillips and 
Elizabeth Wentworth, 31 Dec, 1739 ; Humphrey Scarlet and Mary 
Wentworth, 11 Sept., 1733; Theodore Atkinson of Portsmouth and 
Frances Wentworth, 13 May, 1762 ; George Brinley and Mary Went- 
worth, 29 Oct , 1765. 

Baptisms in Second Church, Boston. — John and Abigail, baptized 
29 Jan., 1720-1 ; Benning, I July, 1722. 

Ebenezer Wentworth of Portsmouth, gd'n of Samuel, ae. 19 ; David, 
16 ; Ebenezer, 13, his chn. by wife Rebecca, dec'd. Saml. Wentworth 
and Eben Holmes, both of Boston, sureties. 26 Jan., 1723. 

Dr. Bond in his " Watertown Memorials" p. 14, says, Benjamin Barnard 
(d. 1694) and w. Sarah had, I. Sarah, b 1692 ; 2. Benj., b. 24 Aug., 1694. 
Paul Wentworth of Rowley, their ancle, had guardianship, 1694. The 
wife Sarah probably daughter of Elder Wm. Wentworth. t. b. w., jr. 

Vaughan — Wentworth. — In the April number of Genealogical Regis- 
ter for 1851, a correspondent (page 245) gives the family of George and 
Elizabeth (Elliot) Vaughan. He says : " Margaret, born 21 Aug., 
1705, died young," &c. 

I add a memoranda from York Co. (Maine) Probate Records : 

William Vaughan of Damariscotta made will 23 March, 1744. He 
gave to Mother Elizabeth Vaughan and Brother Elliot Vaughan lands in 
New Hampshire ; to married sisters and their husbands, John and Sarah 
Ross, William and Elizabeth Bennett, Hunking and Margaret Wentworth, 
Cutt and Mary Shannon, each, one pair of gloves, to sister Jane Vaughan, 
.£1000. Also, property to Jane, Mary and Elizabeth Campbell, daughters 
of John and Martha Campbell, of Damariscotta." 

This Hunking 4 Wentworth was son of Gov. John, 3 and brother of Gov. 
Benning. 4 He lived and died at Portsmouth, N. H., and m. (1st,) Eliza- 
beth, d. of Hon. Richard Wibird, who died 27 Dec, 1731, in her 23d 

year; (2nd,) Elizabeth , who died 24 Feb , 1742-3, in her 32nd 

year; (3d,) Margaret Vaughan, who died 25 Feb., 1788, in her 78th 
year. He died 21 Sept., 1784, in his 87th year. 

Your correspondent says her sister Abigail, born 11 March, 1709, mar- 
ried Wentworth. 

The first wife of Gov. Benning Wentworth was Anne Estwick of Bos- 
ton. His second, believed to be this Abigail Vaughan. One of his wives 
died 8 Nov., 1755, supposed to be this one. His last was Martha, grand- 
daughter of Hon. Richard Hilton, and subsequently the wife of Colonel 
Michael Wentworth. j. w. 

1853.] Researches among Funeral Sermons. 305 


[Continued from page 252, of the present volume.] 

BASS. — "A Discourse delivered in the North Meetinghouse in Bridge- 
water, at the Funeral of Doctor Ziba Bass, Sept. 25th, 1804. By Jona- 
than Strong, A. M., Pastor of the Church in Randolph, Mass. Randolph, 
Vt. : 1805." 8vo. pp. 16. 

Whoever may be in possession of a copy of this sermon, need not look 
beyond its title-page for a syllable of information respecting the subject 
of it. To suppose that Dr. Bass had neither friends or relatives, or a 
valuable reputation to be transmitted in a printed memorial, would proba- 
bly be doing injustice to all. It is indeed stated, interrogatively, that he 
was a " fixed enemy to all vice, a friend to morality, and we hope a 
truly pious man," and that " he was cut down in the midst of his days 
and usefulness," and that he had " surviving relatives." 

COFFIN.— "A Sermon, delivered at Buxton [Me.] June 8th, 1821, at 
the Funeral of the Rev. Paul Coffin, D. D. By Nathaniel H. Fletcher, 
A. M. Kennebunk : 1821." 8vo. pp. 33. 

Seven pages of this tract are occupied with " Doctor Coffin's Farewell 
Sermon ;" and thirteen with " A Sermon preached at Buxton, June 13th, 
1821. Occasioned by the Death of the Rev. Paul Coffin, D. D., Senior 
Pastor of the Church in that place. By Levi Loring, Surviving Pastor." 
But neither of the Preachers on this occasion states, nor is there any state- 
ment in the tract, of the time that Mr. Coffin preached his farewell Ser- 
mon. The Doctor says " he came to that town early in the year 1761, 
which was then called Narraganset No. 1 ; that he had been the only 
preacher there till three years back ; that there were four grown persons 
whom he first knew, then living ; that few if any were his open enemies ; 
that he had been in the place 60 years lacking about five months," &c. 
Hence he must have preached his Farewell Sermon towards the close of 

COTTON.— 4 ' Ecclesia Monitia. — The peculiar Treasure of the Al- 
mighty King opened ; And the Jewels that are made up in it, exposed. 
At Boston Lecture, July 14, 1726. Whereof ONE is more particularly 
exhibited, in the Character of Mrs. Elizabeth Cotton, who was laid up a 
few days before. And certain Instruments and Memorials of Piety, written 
by that valuable and honorable Gentlewoman." Boston : 12mo. 1726. 

Though no author's name appears to the above-described Tract, there 
is probably no risk in attributing it to Dr. Cotton Mather. There are two 
accounts of the lady appended to the Sermon, out of which the following 
facts are taken : — " Boston, Saturday, July 9, 1726. Yesterday morning 
deceased here, after a short illness of a fever, and this evening is decently 
interred, Mrs. Elizabeth Cotton, only daughter to the late Hon. Col. 
Nathanael Saltonstall, Esq. of Haverhill, and sister to the late Hon. Gur- 
don Saltonstall, Esq. of Connecticut, Governor." She was born 15 Sept. 
1668; m. 1. Rev. Mr. John Denison of Ipswich, who d. Sept. 1689, by 
whom she had the late Col. John Denison, Esq. of the same town ; 2. 
Rev. Mr. Roland Cotton of Sandwich, who died in March, 1721-2. 
By him she left ten children, (five of whom were sons,) who followed her 
to the grave. On the demise of her husband she removed to Boston, 

30G Researches among Funeral Sermons. [Oct. 

where she resided till her death. " She was known to be a person of very 
superior wit, knowledge and virtue, from her youth up." 

DAVIS. — U A Sermon preached at Barnstable, April 28th, 1799 ; oc- 
casioned by the death of the Hon. Daniel Davis, Esq. ; who departed 
this Life on the 22d, in the 86 year of his age. By John Mel len, Jun. 
Pastor of the East Church in Barnstable. Boston : 1799.'" 8vo. pp. 23. 
Judge Davis was born at Barnstable, 28 Sept. 1713, received instruc- 
tion at the Common School from Master Joseph Lewis, who was the town 
Schoolmaster for more than 40 years. He was early one of the principal 
men in the business of the town; was Justice of the Peace in 1770; 
member of the Provincial Congress; of the Council from 1776 to the 
commencement of the State Constitution. In 1778 appointed Judge of 
Probate ; in 1781, Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, which offices he 
held till his decease. Nothing is here learned of his parentage or family. 
DEXTER. — A Discourse, delivered at Medway, June 14, 1810, at the 
interment of the Hon. Samuel Dexter, Esq., who died June 10, 1810, 
in the 85th year of his age. By Samuel Kendal, D. D., Minister at Wes- 
ton. Boston : 1810. 8vo. pp. 24. 

No sermon could be more barren of facts respecting any deceased in- 
dividual than this upon the Hon. Samuel Dexter. 

FOXCROFT. — U A Sermon preached at Cambridge, after the Funeral 
of Mrs. Elizabeth Foxcroft, late wife of Francis Foxcroft, Esq. 
who died there, July 4th, 1721. In the 57th year of her age. — With an 
Addition, chiefly referring to her Death : Also a Funeral Poem of the 
Reverend Mr. John Danforth. — By T. F. [Thomas Foxcroft] One of 
the bereaved Sons. Boston: 1721.'" 12mo. pp. 55. 

This sermon was dedicated to the " Hon. Francis Foxcroft, Esq." 
husband of the deceased, and is dated 23 Aug. 1721. In the opening of 
his Discourse, the Author speaks of " several Mothers in Israel, who, 
within a little while had been taken away by death," and names " Mrs. 
Brattle, Mrs. Leverett, Mrs. Hutchinson, &c." — There is little indeed in 
the sermon to be learned of the family, saving that there were " a number 
of children," and that some of them were absent at the time of the 
decease of Mrs. Foxcroft. In the Introduction to the Poem, Mr. Dan- 
forth says she was •' Daughter to the Honorable, our late Judge and 
Deputy Governor, Thomas Danforth, Esq., of blessed memory "; that 
her funeral was on the 5th day of July, 1721. 

GORHAM.— " An Eulogy, delivered June 29, 1796, at the meeting- 
house in Charlestown, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in memory 
of the Hon. Nathaniel Gorham, Esq., who died June 11th, 1796. By 
Dr. Thomas Welsh, A. A. S. Boston : 1796." 8vo. pp. 16. 

Mr. Gorham was the eldest son of Capt Nathaniel Gorham, who 
• lied many years since, but whose widow is still [1796] living in Boston. 
He was born in Charlestown, 27 May, 1738. After being fitted for ad- 
mission to the University, he went apprentice to Mr. Nathaniel Coffin of 
New London, Ct. He finally settled in Charlestown, and in 1763 m. 
Rebecca, oldest dan. of Caleb Call, Esq. He was a Representative to 
the Gen. Court from his native town, when the revolutionary troubles be- 
gan, and lie took a decided stand among the Patriots, and was forced 
eventually to seek an asylum in the town of Lunenburgh, with his wife 
and seven small children, and stripped of his property. In 1778 he was 
chosen a Representative from that town, and the same year he was ap- 
pointed on the Board of War, in which office he continued till the Board 
was dissolved. He was constantly employed in the most important trusts. 

1853.] Researches among Funeral Sermons. 307 

In 1785 he was chosen Speaker of the House of Representatives, and was 
a Delegate to the Continental Congress. For the General Court 1771, he 
was a colleague with Capt. Edward Sheaffe, but Mr. Sheaffe dying before 
the coming together of the Court, the whole duty fell upon him. 

[The Gorhams were no doubt descended from the family of the name 
in Hertfordshire. The manor of Gorhambury descended through numer- 
ous possessors of the name. Any one having an interest in the name will 
find himself abundantly paid for the labor it may cost him in examining the 
Collectanea Topographica et Genealogies, a copy of which work, in 8 vols., 
is in the Library of the N. E. H. G. Soc, the gift of Hon. David Sears, an 
early member of the Association. By a reference also to our previous vols., 
good and reliable materials for a pedigree of the family will be found.] 

HAMMOND. — The Duty and Privilege of Aged Saints to leave their 
dying Testimony behind them to Posterity. A Sermon occasioned by the 
Death of Lieut. John Hammond of Rochester, [Mass.] who was born at 
Sandwich, Nov. 22d, 1663, and died April 19th, 1749, in the 86 year of 
his age. Boston: 1749. 12mo. pp. 34. 

There is a Preface to this Sermon, signed by " Jabez, Benjamin and 
John Hammond, in behalf of the rest 1 ' of the children of the deceased. 
They apologize in this Preface for publishing the Sermon, because, they 
say, it had not hitherto been practised, except on the death of " such who 
have been persons in Publick Station ;" though they have no reason to 
doubt but many persons in private life quite as much deserve such remem- 
brance. And Mr. Hammond had •* several children married and settled 
in distant parts and different Governments in New England ; and each 
had sundry children. 1 " At the time of his death Mr. Hammond had lived 
about 55 years with his wife, who " was the daughter of the late Rev. Mr. 
Samuel Arnold, the first minister of Rochester. She survived her husband. 

MACK.— " Col. David Mack of Middlefield, Ms., died 24 Mar. 1845, 
ae. 94 years and three months. He was born 10 Dec. 1750, in Hebron, 
Ct., and was of Puritan descent. His great-grand-father, Josiah Mack, 
came from Scotland, and settled in Lyme, Ct. ; his grand-father, Deacon 
Josiah Mack, removed from Lyme to Hebron ; his father, Elisha Mack, 
followed his son David from Hebron to Middlefield, and was suddenly 
killed, in the 56 year of his age. Col. Mack's mother was Mary Ellis, 
daughter of John Ellis, of Sandwich Ms., who died in 1819, ae. 86. His 
wife was Mary, daughter of John and Abigail Talcott, to whom he was 
married, 24 Apl. 1774. She was born in Hebron and died in Middlefield, 
11 July, 1827, ae. 70 years. Col. Mack and his wife had each fifteen 
brothers and sisters ; and Jabez Ellis, his maternal uncle, lived till he was 
103 years and 40 days old, and was connected with his wife in marriage 
76 years.'" Mr. Mack was appointed a Captain in the government forces 
to suppress Shay's insurrection, but being captured by the Insurgents, 
was kept out of service. At one time in early life he traded with the 
Indians on the borders of Lake Champlain. He would frequently walk 
six miles through the woods to another settlement to do a day's work for 
a trifling sum of money, as would now be thought ; and once, losing his 
way in the woods, was obliged to climb a tree to escape from the wolves, 
and there passed the night. The Hon David Mack of Amherst, Ms. is 
his oldest son. Hon. Elisha Mack of Salem, a grad. of Williams College, 
is another. — Amer. Tract. Soc. 

PICKERING. — " A Discourse delivered on the Sabbath after the de- 
cease of the Hon. Timothy Pickering. By Charles W. Upham, Junior 
Pastor of the First Church. Salem : 1829." pp. 45, 8vo. 

308 Researches among Funeral Sermons. [Oct. 

To this Discourse is appended an extensive political biography of Col. 
Pickering, an abstract of which may be found in Dr. Allen* s Amer. Biog. 
Diet. lie was born in Salem, 17 July, 1745, and became one of the 
noted men of the Revolution. Over the Colonel and his wife is a granite 
Monument, by the side of his parents, on which is the following inscrip- 
tion : — " Beneath this Monument are deposited the Remains of Timothy 
and Rebecca Pickering. He was an asserter of the Rights of the North 
American Colonies, a Soldier in the war for their Independence, a States- 
man in the Cabinet of Washington. Integrity, Disinterestedness, Energy, 
Ability, Fearlessness in the Cause of Truth and Justice, marked his Public 
Conduct : Pure in Morals, simple in Manners, Sincere, Benevolent, Pious, 
in Private Life he was revered and honored. — She, during a life of ex- 
traordinary vicissitude, was distinguished by Fortitude, Resignation, Dis- 
cretion, Maternal Affection : In the words of her bereaved husband, a 
Spirit more Gentle, more Innocent, more Pure, never, perhaps, appeared 
in the Female form. He was born 17 July, 1745, and she on 18th of the 
same month, 1754 : She died 14 Aug. 1828 ; he, Jan. 29, 1829." 

SHERMAN. — " A Sermon delivered at the Funeral of the Honorable 
Roger Sherman, Esq , Senator of the United States of America, who 
deceased the 23 of July, 1793. By Jonathan Edwards, D. D. New Ha- 
ven : 1793." 8vo. pp. 24. 

The name of this distinguished signer of the Declaration of Indepen- 
dence is erroneously spelled in the title-page of his Funeral Sermon, but 
elsewhere in the tract it is correct. He was born at Newtown in Mass., 
19 April, 1721 ; son of William, son of Joseph, son of Capt. John Sher- 
man, who came from Dedham in England, to Watertown, about the year 
1635. He settled at New xMilford, Ct., in June, 1743 ; at the age of 28 
he married Miss Elizabeth Hartwell, of Stoughton, Ms., by whom he had 
seven children ; two of whom died young at N. Milford, and two after he 
removed to N. Haven ; his wife died in October, 1760. He was appoint- 
ed surveyor of lands in his county, and though not educated for the legal 
profession, his friends persuaded him to enter upon the practice of the 
law, which he did in 1754, and discontinued it on being appointed a judge 
of the Common -Pleas. He removed to N. Haven in 1761, and, in 1763, 
married for his second wife, Miss Rebecca Prescot of Dan vers, Ms., and 
by her had eight children, seven of whom were living at his death. His 
history is that of his Country's, and may be read in numerous works, 
easy of access. Mr. Farmer does not seem to have had the above infor- 

STONE. — " A Sermon delivered at the funeral of the Rev. Eliab 
Stone, late senior Pastor of the North Church in Reading, Sept. 3d, 
1822. By Samuel Stearns, A. M, Minister of Bedford, Ms. Published 
by request of the family. Salem: 1822." 8vo. pp. 32. 

Mr. Stone was born in Framingham, Ms., 5 May, 1737, entered H. 
C at 17, grad. 1758. Preached his first sermon in Reading, 1760, ord. 
there, 20 May following. Died 31 Aug 1822, a?. 85 and 3 months. He 
published a Fast Sermon, 25 April, 1799 ; and a Half Century Discourse, 
[J May, 1811. This last had two editions the same year. 

WATERMAN.— "A Sermon delivered at the Interment of Col. 
Thomas Waterman, who died suddenly at Lebanon, N. H. Feb. 20, 
1838, aged 1 I years. By Rev. Phinehas Cooke, Pastor of the Congre- 
gational Church in said Town. 8vo. pp. 14." 

" Col. Thomas Waterman was the son of Mr. Silas and Mrs. 
Silence Waterman. His parents were among the first settlers of the 

1853.] Researches among Funeral Sermons. 309 

town. He was born July llth, 1766. In 1798 he was chosen one of the 
Select-men of the town and served in that office, and as a Representative 
in the State Legislature, during the following thirty years ; more than 
any other person. No name, since the civil organization of the town, is 
so often found in the records, as Moderator, Town Clerk, Representative, 
and Select-man ; and to the day of his death might be said to be the 
Walking History of the town. He was the first male child born in 
Lebanon. He came down to us from another age, to show the present 
generation, what political integrity, firm patriotism, and sterling worth, 
dwelt in our forefathers." 

[Robert Waterman of Marshfield, Ms. was the ancester of Col. 
Thomas W., from whom he was the fifth in descent. Col. W. married 
Susannah Cleveland of Canterbury, Ct. 23 Sept. 1790 ; she died 28 Augt. 
1846, in the 81st year of her age. Their children were, Thomas, a 
citizen of Boston ; Mary, Susan, Harriet, Silas, Martha, Harry, Emily 
and Louisa.] 

WELD. — [The Rev. Timothy Alden of Yarmouth, Ms. married a dau. 
of the Rev. Habijah Weld of Attleborough. On the Death of Mrs. Alden, 
the Rev. John Mellen, Jun. of Barnstable preached a Funeral Sermon. 
To this Sermon the Rev. Timothy Alden, Jun. appended the following 
Record :] 

" The Rev. Habijah Weld, the father of Mrs. Alden, was born 2 July, 
1702, a few weeks after the death of his father. He lived till grown up 
with his aunt Dorothy, who was sister to his father. Her first husband 
was a Denison, and her second a Williams. At the expense of this aunt 
he was educated at Harvard College, where he was graduated in 1723. 
He kept a school at Martha's Vineyard for two or three years. He was 
ordained 1 Oct. 1727, at Attleborough, where he continued in the ministry 
55 years. He died suddenly, 14 May, 1782. Mrs. Mary Weld, the 
mother of Mrs. Alden, was a dau. of the Rev. John Fox of Woburn. 
She was born 26 Oct. 1706, and mar. when about 21. She is still (1797) 
living, having reached her 9 1st year. 

The children of Mr. Habijah and Mrs. Mary Weld were, 

1. Mary, b. 4 Sept. 1729, m. Dr. Carday Parker of Coventry, Ct., 
whose children are Carday, Polly, and Dr. James. 

2. Judith, b. 16 Oct. 1730, d. 1767. 

3. Dorothy, b. 13 Dec. 1731, m. Capt. Jonathan Philbrook of Clinton, 
Maine. Their children are Thomas, Dorothy, Samuel Weld, Robert, and 

4. Elisabeth, b. 8 April, 1733, m. Rev. Oakes Shaw of Barnstable, 
died 6 June, 1772 Their children are, Elisabeth, and Temperance. 
Sally, another dau. died when about 20. 

5. Lucy, b. 15 June, 1734, m Rev. Oliver Noble, who was ord. at 
Coventry, Ct., and afterwards installed at Newbury, where his wife died 
in the 48th year of her age. He was also chaplain in the army, and 
resettled in the ministry at New Castle, near Portsmouth, where he died 
in 1792. Their children are Habijah Weld, Lucy, Tirza, Sally, Fanny, 
Eunice Weld, Hannah, and Elisabeth. 

6. Thomas, b. 5 Oct. 1735, d. in infancy. 

7. Thomas, b. 16 Sept. 1736, physician, went into the army as a prac- 
titioner, and died on his return, at Brookfield, 24 Dec. 1756. 

8. Sarah, on occasion of whose sudden and much lamented death the 
preceding discourse was delivered. 

9. Samuel, b. 9 June, 1740, died in infancy. 

310 Researches among Funeral Sermons. [Oct. 

10. Hannah, b. 27 April, 1741, m. Caleb Fuller, A. M. of Hanover, 
N. II. Their children are Frederic, Rosina, Caroline, Matilda, Thomas, 
Nancy, Sophia, and Hahijah Weld. 

1 1. Anna, b. 19 Aug. 1743, m. the Rev. Ezra Weld of Braintree, died 
5 July, 1774. Their children are Ezra Waldo, the Rev. Ludovicus, 
Samuel, and Dr. Elias. Elisabeth died when about 10 years old, and 
Hahijah Savage in infancy. 

12. Katherine, b. 21 Jan. 1744, d. 28 Mar. 1746. 

13. Samuel, b. 6 Nov. 1746, studied physic with Dr. Sawyer of New- 
buryport, d. 15 June, 1767. 

14. John, b. 1 July, 1748, a physician, settled in Pomfret, m. Huldah 
Sabin, d. 9 Feb. 1777. His wife was dau. of Capt. John Sabin, and 
grand-dau. of Josiah S. Esq. for many years a Judge of the Superior 
Court of Ct. Their children are, Dr. Josiah S. and John. Their first 
born, Hartley, d. young. 

15. Eunice, b. 18 Sept. 1750. 

The Rev. Hahijah Weld was son of the Rev. Thomas Weld (See Camb. 
Cat. 1671) who was the first minister of Dunstable, by his 2d wife. Her 
name was Mary Savage. After the Settlement of the Rev. Hahijah 
Weld, his mother lived with him at Attleborough, till 2 June, 1731, when 
she died at the age of 64. 

Mrs. Mary Weld, the mother of Mrs. Alden, had five brothers and 
one sister, viz. John, who went to Ireland to live with a rich aunt ; Jabez 
(Camb. Cat. 1727) who settled at Portland ; Thomas, who was a gold- 
smith and lived in Boston ; Edward, who was lost at sea on his passage 
to England ; Col. Jonathan, who spent his days at Woburn ; and Judith, 
who married the Rev. Nathan Stone of Southborough. Her father, the 
Rev. John Fox (Camb. Cat. 1693) having been the grammar schoolmaster 
at Woburn for several years, was chosen pastor of the church in said 
place, 4 Oct. 1703, and continued in the ministry till his death, which 
happened 12 Dec. 1756. He was blind 15 years before his death. The 
Rev. Edward Jackson was his colleague a number of years, and dying, 
Rev. Mr. Sherman was also ordained his colleague pastor almost a year 
before his decease. 

There is one sermon extant, from 1 Sam. 14, 15, of which the Rev. 
John Fox was the author. It was occasioned by the great Earthquake of 
29 Oct. 1727. [He was probably author of a volume published two 
years after, entitled " Time and the End of Time, in Two Discourses. 
The first about Redemption of Time : The second about Consideration 
of our latter End. By John Fox. Boston: 1729." 12mo, pp. 210.] 
The wife of the Rev. John Fox was Mary Tyng. She survived her hus- 
band eight or ten years. 

The Rev. John Fox had two brothers and a sister, viz. Thomas, who 
settled in Connecticut, Jabez and Judith. His father was the Rev. Jabez 
Fox (Camb. Cat. 1665) his immediate predecessor. It appears by the 
Town Records of Woburn, that the Rev. Jabez Fox was called to the 
ministry as colleague to the Rev. Thomas Carter, who was the first minis- 
ter of the town, 5 Sept. 1679. He died with the small-pox, 28 Feb. 
1702. His widow, Judith, who was dau. of a minister of Rowley, lived 
till her 99th year. There is a family tradition that the Rev Jabez Fox 
was a descendant of the Mr. John Fox who wrote the history of the 

( To be Continued. ) 

1853.] Early Settlers of Salisbury, Mass. 311 



[By Asa. W. Brown, of Cleveland, late of Cincinnati, 0.] 

ALLEN, William, sen., d. 18 June, 1686 ; w. Ann (d. of Richard 
Goodale) d. last of May, L678. A widow Alice d. 1 April, 87, perhaps 
a second wife. 

Ch., Ann 4 11 1639; Hannah 17 4 42 ; Mary 29 5 44 ; Martha 
1646 ; John 9 8 48 ; William 2 8 50 ; Benjamin 1652 ; Joseph 13 8 53 ; 
Richard 8 9 55, d. 8 June 78; Ruth 19 12 57; Jeremiah 17 12 58. 

Lieu. John d. 27 Feb. 96-7 ; m. 24 Aug. 74 wid. Mary Andros, she d. 
28 April 95. Ch., Hopestill 11 Nov. 74, d. 26 May, 80 ; Sarah 9 Feb. 
76-7 ; Hopestill 1 Jan. 80-1, d. 12 April 81 ; Mary 27 Dec. 81 ; Han- 
nah 22 Oct. 86 ; Ann 4 Nov. 89, d. 1690-1. 

William d. 10 May 1700, m. 5 July 74 Mary d. of John Harris of 
Rowley. Ch., William 30 June 75 ; Stillson 29 Jan. 76-7 ; Ann 3 May- 
78 ; William 14 June 80 ; Abigail 2 July 83 ; Judith 17 Jan. 86-7, d. 5 
April, 1703 ; Dorothy 12 Aug. 88 ; Mary 1 Dec. 92, d. 6 April 1703. 

Benjamin m. 3 Sept. 86 Rachel Wheeler (widow) ? Ch., Elizabeth 6 
Sept. 87; Benjamin 20 May 89; Squire 26 March 91; Jeremiah 25 
March 92-3. 

Jeremiah m. Ann Bradbury 1686. 

Rev. James d. 4 March, 95-6, m. 1688 Elizabeth d. of Rev. Seaborn 
Cotton of Hampton. Ch., Joana 5 March 90 ; Mary 10 April 92 ; Eliza- 
beth 2 Sept. 94. 

Stillson m. Margaret . Ch., Margaret 20 Dec. 97 ; Jeremiah 

20 Nov. 99. 

Peter Ayer m. Hannah Allen 8 Oct. 1659. 

Rev. Caleb Cushing m. Elizabeth Allen 14 March 98-9. 

Jonathan Bill of Boston m. Ann Allen 2 Jan. 1700-1. 

John Goodwin m. Sarah Allen (d. of John) 23 Dec. 97. 

AMBROSE, Goodman Henry, a carpenter, of Hampton the second 
summer (1639)? afterwards of Salisbury, Charlestown and Boston, d. 
1658. Inv. 22 May. His widow Susanna m. John Severns. 

Henry's ch., Samuel, bap. at Hampton 25 July 1641 ; Ebenezer 1643, 
living 1665 ; Henry b. at Salisbury 4th mo. 1649 ; Abigail 28 Dec. 1654 
at Boston m. William Osgood Jr. 

Samuel m. Hope . Ch., Abigail 12mo 65 ; Margaret 12 6 68. 

Henry, a weaver, m. Susanna a widow of Timothy Worcester the last 
week in Oct. 1672. Ch., Dorothy 21 7 73 ; Nathaniel 26 1 75 ; Nathan- 
iel 26 12 77. 

Nathaniel m. Sarah Eastman. Ch., Elizabeth 2 Oct. 98. He moved 
to Chester N. H. Nathaniel pub. 8 Dec. 97. 

ANDROS, Jedediah, m. Mary . Ch., Joseph 10 1 1669-70. 

The widow m. John Allen. 

BARNARD, (sometimes Barnet,) Robert, had a son John b. 2 1 1642 

Thomas m. Hellena . Ch., Thomas 10 3 41 ; Nathaniel 15 11 

42 ; Martha and Mary 22 7 45 ; Sarah 28 7 47 ; Hannah 24 9 49 ; Ruth 
16 8 51 ; John 12 11 54 ; a daughter 20 11 56. 

Thomas m. Sarah . Ch., Thomas 22 11 1663. 

312 Early Settlers of Salisbury, Mass. [Oct. 

BARNS, William, m. Rachel . Ch., Hannah 25 11 43 ; De- 
borah 1 2 46 ; Jonathan 1 2 48 ; Rachel 3 2 49 ; William d. 11 4 48. 

BAILEY, John, m. . Ch., Rebecca 24 9 41 ; John 18 3 43. 

James m. Mary . Ch., Mary 5 July 73. 

Henry w. Rebecca. Ch., Henry and Rebecca, ab. 1640. 

BEDLE, Robert, m. Martha . Ch., Mary 31 5 66. 

BARTLETT, Christopher, m. Mary Hoyt 19 10 63 (widow)? Mary 
m. John Ash, 14 6 67. 

BATT, Christopher, m. Ann sister of Abraham Tappan, she was 72 
yrs. in 1672. Ch., Jane m. her cousin Peter Tappan ; John 4 1 41 ; 
Paul and Barnabus 18 12 42. 

BLASDALE, Ralph, m. Elizabeth . Ch., Mary 5 1 41 ; Sarah 

d. 17 11 46; and probably Henry b. 1633; Ralph b. 1642-3. 

BOND, Nicholas, m. Sarah Rolenson 5 Dec. 1684. Ch., Thomas 10 
Oct. 88; William 13 June 96; Joseph 1 April 1700. 

BOYINGTOxN, Widow Elizabeth, d. ab. 1687. See Eastman. 

BLODGET, Jonathan, m. Mary Rolenson 7 Feb. 1689. Ch., Hannah 
15 June 89 ; Daniel 12 Sept. 91, d. 18 Sept. 91 : Joseph 12 Aug. 94, d. 
15 Nov. 96; Mary 11 Oct. 92. 

BRADBURY, Thomas, m. Mary d. of *Rev. John Wheelwright. Ch., 
Wymond I 2 37 ; Judith 2 8 38 ; Thomas 28 11 40 ; Marv 17 1 42, m. 
John Stanian 17 Dec. 63 ; Jane 11 3 45 ; Jacob 17 4 47 ; William 15 7 
49, d. 4 Dec. 78; Elizabeth 7 9 51m. John Buss 12 May 73; John 20 2 
54 d. 24 Nov. 78 ; Ann 16 2 56 d. 1659 : Jabez 27 4 58 d. 28 April 77. 
Capt. Thomas d. 16 March 94-5 ; widow Mary d. 20 Dec. 1700. 

Wymond m. Sarah Pike 7 3 61. Ch., Sarah 26 12 61 ; Ann 21 9 66 ; 
Wymond 13 3 69. , 

William m. Rebecca Maverick 12 March 71-2. Ch , William 16 Oct. 
72 ; Thomas 24 Dec. 74 ; Jacob 1 Sept. 77 ; w. Rebecca d. 20 Dec. 78. 

Wymond m. Marier . Ch., Henry 25 Feb. 92-3 ; Elizabeth 

12 July 95; Jeremiah 9 Aug. 97 ; Benj. 13 July 99 ; Moses 16 Aug. 1702. 

Jacob m. Elizabeth Stockman 6 July 98. Ch , Thomas 16 Aug. 99 ; 
Ann 3 Sept.. 1702 ; Ann d. 16 Oct. 1701. 

William m. Sarah Cotton. Ch., Samuel 23 March'97-8 ; William and 
John 30 June 99; Rebecca 17 Jan. 1702. William pub. 16 March 96-7. 

Thomas m. Jemima True 30 Oct. 1700, she died 5 Dec. 1700. 

BUZZELL, or BUZWELL, Isaac, d. 8 July 1683; w. Susan d. 
21 March 76. Ch., Sarah ; Phebe m. John Gill 2 May 1645 ; Samuel ; 
Mary b. 29 6 45, m. Philip Brown; Isaac b. 29 5 50; and William d. a 
young man, b. before 1630. 

Samuel b. 1628, m. Sarah Keies 8 July 1656. Ch., Isaac b. 6 6 57 ; 
John 7 8 59 ; Samuel 25 3 62 ; William 5 6 64, d. 21 June 99; Robert 
8 12 66 ; James 20 1 68-9. 

Isaac m. Mary Easto 11 8 71 ; m. 19 May 73 Susan Perkins; Susan 
m. William Fuller Jr. of Hampton 22 June 1680. Ch., Maria d. the last 
of March 74 ; Sarah b. 29 Nov. 76 ; Mary 23 Dec. 78. 

Isaac m. Hannah Ordway (1690) ? Ch., Isaac b. 5 Jan. 1691-2 ; Dan- 
iel 20 May 94 ; William 3 April 97 ; John 21 April 99. 

BURROUGH, George, w. Hannah. Ch., Hannah 27 April 1680. 

BROWNE. — On the Salisbury town records, amongst the grants will 
be found "To Christian Browne, widow, one acre, more or less, for a 

* She was daughter of John Perkins. [The dau. of Rev. J. Wheelwright that m 
a Bradbury was Rebecca, who m. 1st Samuel Maverick, 2d William Bradbury, j.d.] 

1853.] Early Settlers of Salisbury ', Mass. 31 

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house lot, between John Fullers and Joseph Moyees (1639) ?" Also a 
2nd grant, a " little cove of meadow between the land of Thomas Dum- 
mer and Mr. Hook, 26 Oct. 1640." Grants were made to Henry, 1640, 
and to Henry, George and William, 1642. Widow Browne died 28 Dec. 
1641 ; she was, no doubt, mother of the three brothers above named. 

Lieut. George m. Ann, daughter of John Eaton, 25 June, 1645, and 
soon after removed to Haverhill. His wife d. 16 Dec. 1683, and he m. 
widow Hannah Hazen 17 March 1683-4; lie d. 31 Oct. 1699, aged 76 
yrs. In his will he mentions his brothers Henry and William of Salis- 
bury, and makes his wife's son, Richard Hazen, his heir. 

Henry, a shoemaker, b. 1615; d. 6 Aug. 1701. W.Abigail d. 23 
Aug. 1702. Ch., Nathaniel b. 30 June 1642 ; Abigail 23 Feb. 43-4, m. 
Samuel French 1 June 64, d. 1 1 Jan. 79-80 ; Jonathan 25 Nov. 46, prob- 
ably d. young. Philip b. Dec. 1646 (1648) ? Abraham b. 1 Jan. 49-50; 
Sarah b. 6 Dec. 54, m. Andrew Greeley 12 June 73, d. 23 June 1727 ; 
Henry b. 8 Feb. 58-9. 

William m. Elizabeth Murford (25 June 1645) ? [No date given, but 
the marriage recorded next to his brother's, and the only one without 
date, so that it is probable they were ,m. at the same time.] William d. 
24 Aug. 1706, w. d. before 1671. Ch.,Mary b. 14 June 47 ; William b. 
24 Feb. 48-9, d. 11 Nov. 69 ; Ephraim 24 June 50 ; Martha 5 July 54; 
Elizabeth 6 Aug. 56, m. Samuel Clough 3 Aug. 79 ; Sarah b. 12 April 
58, m. 1679, [perhaps at the same time with Elizabeth] Benjamin, 

son of John Brown of Hampton, d. ab. 1730. 

Capt. Nathaniel [of Hampton a short time] d. 5 Oct. 1723, at Salis- 
bury, m. 18 Oct. 66, Hannah Fellows, who d. 23 March, 1727. Ch., 
Hannah 3 April 68, m. 30 Sept. 86, Thomas Evans ; Abigail b. 1 Feb. 
74-5, m. 30 May 95, Isaac Morrell ; Abra b. 20 Nov. 80, m. 24 May 
1704, Paul Wentworth of Dover ; Ruth b. 9 Aug. 85, m. 17 Jan. 1707-8, 
William Carr ; Nathaniel b. 24 July 89, m. 3 Nov. 1713, Elizabeth 
Wentworth, d. 5 Aug. 1747, w. d. 23 March 1727. 

Philip m Mary Buzwell 24 June 1669; d. 21 July 1729; w. d. 27 
Nov. 1683. Ch , Susanna b. 8 March 70, pub. 17 Sept. 95 to John Grif- 
fin, d. ab. 1705 ; Mary b. 23 Feb. 71-2, d. 14 May 72 ; a son b. 1 April 
73, d. 4 April 73; Abigail b. 4 June 75, m. 20 Dec. 99, Joseph French ; 
Mary m. John Ring; Sarah b. 18 March, 77-8, m. 8 July, 1702, Ephraim 
Brown; George b. J July 80, pub. 10 April 1705, to Elizabeth Eastman, 
d. 6 Jan. 1752-3; Phebe b. 2 Oct. 81, d. 4 Dec. 1700; Hannah b. 5 
Feb. 83, m. 12 Jan. 1702-3, James Thorn, d. 16 March 1740-1. 

Abraham m. Elizabeth Shepherd 15 June 75, d. 26 March, 1733. 
Ch., a son b. 10 Jan. 75-6, d. 17 Jan. ; Sarah 25 Jan 76 -7, m. 23 May 96, 

John Dow of Haverhill ; Ann b. 19 Nov. 79, m. Smith, d. before 

1732 ; Elizabeth b. 29 March, 82, m. William Shepherd 5 Oct. 1704; 
Bethiah b. (July ?) 1684, pub. 7 Aug. 1705, to Job Rowell ; Hannah 7 
Nov. 86, m. 24 Jan. 1711-12 Caleb Swain, d. at Hampton Falls, N. H., 
30 April, 1767 ; Abraham b. 16 March 91, pub. 13 Nov. 1714, to Han- 
nah Morrell, d. 27 March 1758 at South Hampton, N. H., w. d. 16 April 
1754, he m. 2nd widow Hannah Morrell 24 Dec. 1755 ; Samuel b. 16 

Nov. 94, m. 29 Jan. 1718-9, Mary Morrell, m. 2nd Sarah ; his 

inventory was taken 12 Aug. 1776. 

Henry m. 17 May 82, Hannan Putnam of Salem, to which place he 
removed ab. 1695, he d. 25 April 1708, the widow Hannah made her 
will 9 May 1730 at Salem. Ch., John b. 15 April 83, m. 27 May 1708 

314 Early Settlers of Salisbury , Mass. [Oct. 

Mary Elva : Rebecca I Oct. 1684, unmar. 1730; Abraham b. 4 July 
86 ; Hannah 20 March 1688-9 ; Eleazer 18 Feb. 90-1, m. 7 Dec. 1716, 

Sarah Putnam; Henry b. 17 June 93, m. Sarah , d. before 1730, 

leaving a son Henry ; Benjamin b. 25 June 95 ; Mehitable b. 20 Sept. 
98, m. John Little 17 June 1718, not named in the will 1730 ; Nathaniel 
b. 21 Dec. 1700; Joseph bap. 18 Sept. 1703; Hannah bap. 9 June 1705, 
m. Zerubbabel Rca. Benjamin seems to have been a twin with a second 
Hannah (Salem Ch. Records.) Eight ch. living in 1730. 

Ephraim d. 7 June 1693 ; his widow Sarah was pub. 3 April 1703 to 
Samuel Carter, who d. 25 Oct. 1718, she m. 3rd Benjamin Eastman 5 
Oct. 1719. Ch., Ephraim b. 3 Sept. 80, m. 28 Nov. 1701, Lydia East- 
man, who d. 8 June 1722, m. 2nd Ann Morrell, 8 Nov. 1723, he d. 9 
March 1751-2, his wid. Ann d. 4 March 1767; William b. 25 March 
84, d. 26 Jan. 1718-9, his wid. Eleanor m. 17 June 1720, Cornelius 
Connor ; Sarah b. 5 March 86-7, m. Joseph Currier 9 Dec. 1708 ; Mary 
22 Jan. 88-9, m. 11 Dec. 1707 Philip Morse, d. 28 Nov. 1748, at New- 
bury ; Abner b. 28 Feb. 90-1, m. 23 Sept. 1713 Mary Morse ; Jacob b. 
2 June 1693, m. 25 Sept. 1717 Mary Woodman of Newbury. 

An Ephraim m. Sarah Brown 8 July 1702. Ch., Judith b. 27 Sept. 
1703 d. 24 Oct. 1703 ; Judith b. 27 Oct. 1704. No farther account of 
this Ephraim or his ch. is found on the Salisbury town books. Ephraim, 
son of Josiah and Mary of Reading, b. 6 Oct. 1677. May this not be the 
one ? 

^CARR, George, sen. d. 4 April 1682, w. Elizabeth d. 6 May 91. 
Ch., Elizabeth 21 2 42 ; George 15 2 44, m. 8 Nov. 77 Ann Cotton, 
d. of Rev. Seaborn of Hampton ; Richard b. 15 1 46, d. 25 2 49 ; Wil- 
liam 15 1 48; James 28 2 50 ; Mary 29 12 51 ; Sarah 17 10 54 ; John 
14 9 56, d. 23 Sept. 89 ; Richard b. 2 2 59 ; Ann 15 4 61. 

William m. Elizabeth Pike 20 Aug. 72. Ch., Sanders b. 13 May 74; 
William 2 Feb. 77-8, d. 8 March 77-8 ; a son b. 4 March 78-9 ; Sarah 
13 Aug. 81 ; Robert 28 Sept. 85 ; Sylvanus 15 (June) ? 88. 

Richard m. Elizabeth . Ch., Elizabeth, b. 9 June 91. 

Richard m. Dorothy . Ch., Richard 3 Jan. 93-4 : w. Dorothy 

d. 3 Aug. 94. Richard m. Sarah Hele 23 Feb. 1701-2. 

CARTER, Thomas, d. 14 6 1669, w. Mary. Ch., Mary b. 6 8 
41; Thomas 1643, d. young; Martha 12 mo 45; Martha 1st mo 47 ; 
Elizabeth 8th mo 49: John 18 3 50 : Abigail 11th mo 52 ; Samuel 25 
8 56. 

John m. Martha . Ch., Mary, April 1681 ; Thomas 9 March 

82-3 ; Abigail 7 March 85-6 ; John 8 June 88, d. 23 April 91 ; Samuel 
and Mary 7 April 91 ; Ephraim 2 Nov. 93. 

CHALL1S, Philip Watson, (See GOODALE,) m. Mary d. of Wil- 
liam Sargent. Ch., John 9 5 53 ; John 26 4 55 ; William d. 19 10 
57 ; Philip b. 19 10 58 ; William b. 18 10 63 ; Lydia b. 31 3 65. 

(To be Continued.) 

General Wooster. — The Legislature of Connecticut has appropriated 
a sum of money for the erection of a monument to the memory of Gen. 
Wooster, a revolutionary martyr. New Haven and Danbury are con- 
tending for the honor of having the monument within their limits, respec- 
tively. — June, 1853. 

1853.] Notes on the Danforth Family. 315 


[By William Thaddeus Harris, Esq., Mem. N. E. H. G. S J 

Note. — The writer deems it but justice to himself to state, that the fol- 
lowing "Notes" were penned in the seclusion of his own apartment, 
solely from such materials as his own library .afforded, without recurrence 
to original records (which alone would furnish a rich mine of information 
relative to most of the individuals here so feebly commemorated), for such 
were not within his reach — with no aid from his brother Antiquaries, 
since none were within his call. Crude and imperfect as they must, there- 
fore, necessarily be, and designed, in the first instance, only for the grat- 
ification of the friend at whose request they were prepared, without a 
thought of farther publicity, they are now printed at the solicitation of 
those, whose good -will toward the author has enabled them to discover 
more of merit in his scanty gleanings than, it is feared, will be readily 
apparent to less partial eyes. 

Mr. Nicholas Danforth — the progenitor of a family in New England, 
whose successive representatives have been more than ordinarily distin- 
guished in their day and generation, and whose name, honorable alike in 
Church and State, the ornament and the oracle of each of the learned 
Professions in turn, has been worthily perpetuated even to our own day, — 
was a native of the County of Suffolk, England, — the same County whicli 
gave birth to John Winthrop, the illustrious Father of the Massachusetts 
Colony. He was " a Gentleman of such Estate and Repute in the World,"" 
says Cotton Mather^ 1 ) " that it cost him a considerable sum to escape the 
Knighthood, which K. Charles I. imposed on all of so much Per Ammm ; 
and of such Figure and Esteem in. the Church, that he procured that Fa- 
mous Lecture at Fromlingham in Suffolk, where he had a fine Mannour ;" 
at which his wife seems to have died in the year 16*29. ( 2 ) In the year 1634 
he came to New England ; was admitted Freeman of the Massachusetts 
Colony, with some twenty other inhabitants of Cambridge, on the 3d of 
March, 1635-6 ( 3 ) ; was one of the original members of the Church em- 
bodied in this town, under the " faithful and famous" Shepard, 1 Feb. 
1635-6 ( 4 ) ; a Deputy * (i. e. Representative) to the General Court in 1636 
(Sept r . and Dec 1 ".) and 1637 (Apr., May, and Sept r .) ( 6 ) ; and died here in 
the month of April, 1638 ( G ); leaving five children ; Elizabeth, (who by her 
marriage with Andrew Belcher became the Grandmother of Governor 
Belcher), Thomas, Anne, Samuel, and Jonathan. 

Hon. Thomas Danforth, eldest son of Mr. Nicholas Danforth, ( 7 ) was 
born in England in 1622, came with his father to N. E. in 1634, ( 8 ) and 
was admitted Freeman on the 10th of May, 1643. ( 9 ) From his long and 
intimate connexion with the civil and political affairs of the Colony, this 
gentleman fills an important place in the early history of New England. 
His first entrance upon public life appears to have been in 1657 ; in whicli 
and the following year he represented Cambridge in the General Court. 
In 1659 he was chosen one of the Assistants, and for twenty successive 
years was annually reelected to that office. From 1679 (May 28) until 
the dissolution of the Colonial government, in May, 1686, he was asso- 

* On the roll of Deputies (N. H. Hist. Coll. II. 210-11) he is styled "Serj " in 
Sept. and Dec., 1636; " Capt." in Apr. and May, 1637; and "Mr." in Sept. 1637. 

316 Notes on the Danforth Family. [Oct. 

ciated with the venerable Bradstreet as Deputy-Governor ; and once, in 
1684, came within sixty-one votes of being elected Governor. During 
this same period he also sustained the highly responsible and difficult po- 
sition of President of the Province of Maine, which had recently become 
a feudal propriety of her more powerful neighbor. Thither he repaired 
in the month of March, 1679-80, invested with full powers for the admin- 
istration of the newly acquired territory, (subordinate and accountable to 
the Governor and Assistants of Massachusetts) ; and on the 17th inst. pro- 
claimed his authority to the assembled freeholders, at York, exhibited his 
commission, and constituted his government. (i°) 

In the troublous times which preceded the subversion of the charter, 
Mr. Danforth ever stood forth as the unflinching advocate of popular free- 
dom — the fearless denouncer and opponent of monarchical despotism. 
His zeal was, of course, rewarded by exclusion from public office during 
the brief administration of Dudley, and the subsequent t: Usurpation ;" 
but when the people, impatient of longer restraint, and emboldened by 
the news of the Revolution in England, rose against their oppressors, 
seized Andros and his associates, and overthrew the government, the old 
Charter was resumed, their former magistrates reinstated, and Danforth 
was thus again invested with the offices which he had so ably and accep- 
tably filled in previous years. He retained his position, by annual reelec- 
tion, until the arrival of the new Charter in 1692. His strong attachment 
to the ancient regime, and his disinclination to any innovations thereupon, 
were so well known, that his name was not inserted among the Counsel- 
lors created by the Charter of William and Mary in 1691 ; but his influence 
was none the less felt; and, to his credit be it spoken, was actively ex- 
erted in opposition to the melancholy Witchcraft delusion. Upon the or- 
ganization of the Provincial Courts, however, in December, 1692, he was 
chosen one of the Associate Judges of the Superior Court, and, although 
his commission was withheld for some little time by the Governor, he was 
finally admitted to his seat upon the Bench, which he retained until his 
death. (") 

Mr. Danforth sustained various other offices of honor and trust, among 
which may be mentioned those of President of the Board of Commisssioners 
for the United Colonies, ( 12 ) and Treasurer of Harvard College. To the 
latter station he was appointed by the College Charter of 1650, but does 
not appear to have entered upon its duties until the resignation of Presi- 
dent Dunster, in October, 1654 ; from which time until February, 1668-9, 
he had the charge of the finances of the Institution ; and at a subsequent 
period, upon occasion of the departure of the then Treasurer for England, 
they were again temporarily entrusted to his care. Of the ability with 
which he managed the affairs of his stewardship, of the fidelity which at 
once warranted and repaid the confidence reposed in him, the Records of 
the period furnish sufficient evidence : neither have his services, " nu- 
merous and disinterested " as they were, been permitted to pass wholly 
unacknowledged by the historian of the University ; from whom we farther 
learn, that at his death, which occurred at Cambridge, his usual place of 
residence), on the 5th of November, 1699, he bequeathed to the College, 
in token of his affection, three valuable leases of land in the town of 
Framingham, upon the characteristic condition that, "'should any prelat- 
ical injunction be imposed on the society ," the estates should revert to 
his heirs. ( ,3 ) 

President Danforth married, 2 Feb., 1644, Mary, daughter of Henry 

1853.] Notes on the Danforth Family. 317 

Withington, of Dorchester, by whom (according to Farmer) he had twelve 
children, whose names, so far as known to the writer, are as follows : 
Sarah, Sarah 2d, Mary, Samuel, Thomas, Jonathan, Joseph, Benjamin, 
Elizabeth, Bethiah, and two others, who probably died young. His sons 
all died in his life time, without issue ; and his posterity survives in the 
female branches of his family alone. His wife died in Cambridge, 26 
March, 1697. ( 14 ) 

Rev. Samuel Danforth, second son of Nicholas Danforth, was born 
in England, in the month of September, 1626; " and by the Desire of his 
Mother, who died Three Years after his Birth, earnestly Dedicated unto 
the Schools of the Prophets. His Father brought him to New England in 
the Year 1634, and at his Death, about fours Years after his Arrival here, 
he committed this Hopeful Son of many Cares and Prayers unto the Pa- 
ternal Oversight of Mr. Shepard, who proved a Kind Patron unto him.' 1 
He was graduated at Harvard College in 1643, being a member of the 
second Class which received the honors of that youthful Institution. " His 
Early Piety" we are told, "answered the pious Education bestowed 
upon him ; and his Learning with his Virtue, e're long brought Him into 
the Station of a Tutor ; being made the Second Fellow of Harvard Col- 
lege." In 1647 or 1648 he was admitted to the freedom of the Colony ( 15 ) ; 
and on the 24th of September, 1650, was ordained Colleague to the Rev. 
John Eliot, the revered Pastor of the First Church in Roxbury, Mass , 
whose pious labors on behalf of the Indians occupied so much of his time, 
as to render an assistant in his ministerial duties an indispensable requisite. 
Here he continued to labor, with faithful and affectionate zeal, until his 
death, 19 Nov., 1674, at the age of 47. 

Mr. Danforth's abilities were of no ordinary stamp. He was an As- 
tronomer, a Mathematician, and a Poet. By his contemporaries he was 
regarded as a " burning and shining light," and his death was deplored 
as a public calamity. Weld and Eliot, following the fashion of the day, 
embalmed his memory in verse ; while Cotton Mather has furnished him 
with a Latin Epitaph. His wife, married in 1651, was a daughter of 
" the famous Mr. Wilson, the first pastor of the Old Church in Boston." 
By her he had twelve children, of whom the first born, Samuel, died in 
1653 ; and the next three, falling victims to a prevalent distemper, in the 
month of December, 1659, " it pleas'd God to take them all away at 
once, even in one Fortnights time, but afterwards happily to make up the 
Loss ;" since it became his privilege to behold two sons occupying sta- 
tions of distinguished eminence and usefulness in the Ministry, and re- 
flecting honor no less upon their reverend parent than upon themselves. 
His widow, according to Farmer, was subsequently married to a Mr. Rock,* 
of Boston, where she died 13 Sept., 1713, in her 81st year. ( 16 ) 

Jonathan Danforth, third son of Nicholas Danforth, was born at 
Framlingham, in Suffolk, England, 29 Feb., 1628, and came to New 
England with his father in 1634. He was one of the first settlers of Bil- 
lerica, in 1653; was the first Captain of the town; Representative in 
1684 ; Town Clerk twenty years ; and one of the most eminent Land- 
Surveyors of his time. He married, 22 Nov., 1655, Elizabeth, daughter 
of John Poulter, and had eleven children, of whom six were sons ; but 
only two of them (Jonathan, born in 1656, and Samuel, born in 1666,) 
left issue. He died 7 Sept., 1712, aged 84, leaving a widow, who was a 
second wife. ( I7 ) 

* Not Ruck, — which is, perhaps ; an error of the press. 

318 Notes on the Danforth Family. [Oct. 

Samuel Danforth, eldest son of President Danforth, born in Cam- 
bridge 5 Oct., 1652, a graduate at Harvard College in the Class of 1671, 
a Fellow of that Institution, and a distinguished scholar, died in London, 
of the Small Pox, 22 Dec, 1676. ( 18 ) 

Jonathan Danforth, third and last surviving son of President Dan- 
forth, born 10 Feb., 1658-9, and graduated at Harvard College in 1679, 
died at Cambridge, of Consumption, 13 Nov., 1682. ( 19 ) 

Rev. John Danforth, son of the Rev. Samuel Danforth of Roxbury, 
was born 8 Nov., 1660. His parents had already buried four children ; 
and this their fifth child seemed destined soon to be snatched from their 
embrace. But " although so weakly," writes Cotton Mather, " that all 
despaired of its Life, his Prophetical Grandfather [Rev. John Wilson, of 
Boston] said call him, John, I believe in God, he shall live, and he a Prophet 
too, and do God Service in his Generation /" ; a prediction happily veri- 
fied in the after life of its subject. In 1677 he was graduated at Harvard 
College, of which he became a Fellow ; and was ordained over the First 
Church in Dorchester, as successor to the Rev. Josiah Flint, 28 June, 
1682. The venerable Annalist of the town wherein were spent the most 
of his days, thus speaks of him ; — "He was said to be a man of great 
learning. He understood the Mathematicks beyond most men of his 
function. Pie was exceeding charitable, and of a very peaceful temper. 
He had a good taste for poetry.* He took much pains to perpetuate the 
names of many of the good Christians of his flock, by writing inscriptions 
and epitaphs for their grave-stones ; and yet the world is so ungrateful 
that he has not a line written to preserve his memory." He retained his 
pastoral charge until his death, 26 May, 1730. By his wife Elizabeth, 
daughter of Minot, whom he married 21 Nov., 16S2, he had chil- 
dren, Elijah, John, Thomas (?), Samuel, Mehetabel, and probably others 
who died young. Mrs. Danforth died in Dorchester, 6 June, 1722, aged 
59. ( 20 ) 

Rev. Samuel Danforth, son of the Rev. Samuel Danforth of Roxbury, 
was born at Roxbury, 18 Dec, 1666, graduated at Harvard in 1683, and 
was ordained at Taunton, Mass., as successor to the Rev. George Shove, 
in 1688, where he continued to perform the duties of his pastoral office, 
with singular fidelity and success, until " his translation to the heavenly 
paradise Nov. 14, 1727, fifteen days after the first shock of the great 
earthquake in New England." He was esteemed one of the most learned 
and eminent Ministers of his day, and his death was recorded as a " pub- 
lic loss." His wife was the daughter of the Rev. James Allen, of Bos- 
ton. ( 2I ) 

Elijah Danforth, son of the Rev. John Danforth of Dorchester, was 
born in November, 1683, [baptized Dec. 2d], graduated at Harvard Col- 
lege in 1703, was a Physician at Castle William, (now Fort Indepen- 
dence), and died 8 Oct., 1736, aged 53. ( 22 ) 

* Appended to " A Sermon Preach'd at Cambridge, after the Funeral of Mrs. Eliz- 
abeth Foxcrott, late wife of Francis Foxcraft Esq ; \vho died there, July 4lh, 1721, in 
the 57th year of her age * * * by T. F. [Rev. Thomas Foxcraft, of Boston] one of 
the bereaved sons," is : — 

"An Elkgy upon the much lamented decease of Mrs. Elizabeth Foxcroft of 
Cambridge in Nctv England, (late Excellent consort to the Worshipful Col. Francis 
Foxcroft, Esq ; and Daughter to the Honourable, our late Judge and Deputy-Gov- 
ernour, Thomas Danforth Esq; of blessed memory.) Whose Funeral was attended, 
with great Honour, on the 6th Day of July, 1721." By Rev. John Danforth of Dor- 

1853.] Notes on the Danforth Family. 319 

John Danforth, brother of the preceding. The only information I 
have of him is derived frsm the inscription on his gravestone, in the old 
Burying-Ground at Dorchester: — " Here Lieth Interred the Body of M r 
John Danforth Junior He was born on January the 26 th 1688 He De- 
ceased on March the 2 1728 Aged Years 40 Compleat 41 Current." ( 23 ) 

Thomas Danforth, brother of two preceding ? Concerning him I know 
nothing more than what is afforded by the following very brief and unsat- 
isfactory entry in the ancient Church Records of Dorchester: — " 1714. 
Oct. 18. Mr. Thomas Danforth died at Surinam.'" ( 24 ) 1 would observe 
that the title " Mr" is ordinarily supposed to indicate (at that period) an 
arrival at the age of 21 years ; hence the individual here mentioned might 
very well have been born about the year 1692, equidistant between John 
and Samuel. (The entry in the Records was, of course, made by his 
father (?), the Rev. John Danforth.) 

Hon. Samuel Danforth, son of the Rev. John Danforth, was born at 
Dorchester, in November, 1696, [baptized Nov. 15th] graduated at Har- 
vard in 1715; was for several years President of the Council; sustained 
the offices of Judge of Probate and of the Court of Common Pleas for the 
County of Middlesex ; and was named a Mandamus Counsellor in 1774. 
This last honor, although he had taken the oath for the performance of its 
duties, the popular clamor obliged him (jointly with his fellow townsmen, 
Judge Lee and Thomas Oliver, to whom a similar compliment had been 
extended) publicly to relinquish, from the steps of the old Court-house in 
Cambridge, in presence of a large concourse of people who had gathered 
for the purpose of receiving their recantation. Judge Danforth occupied 
a prominent position among the worthies of his day, and was long engaged 
in the public service. He retained his seat upon the Bench until the Rev- 
olution, a period of thirty-four years ; and died at Cambridge, his place 
of residence, 27 Oct., 1777, aged 81. His wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Danforth, 
(maiden name Symms), died in the same place, 13 Jan., 1775, aged 
67. ( 25 ) [" Samuel Danforth, Esq. of Cambridge," one of Prince's Sub- 
scribers, was this gentleman, without doubt.] 

Dr. Samuel Danforth, son of the preceding, was born at Cambridge, 
in the month of August, 1740, graduated at Harvard in 1758, and studied 
Medicine at Charlestovvn, under the direction of Dr. Isaac Rand, an emi- 
nent Physician of that place. After a short residence at Weston, he went 
to Newport, R. I., where he continued a few years, and then established 
himself permanently in Boston. His professional studies were soon inter- 
rupted by the breaking out of the Revolution, and he became an active 
politician on the side of royalty, remaining in Boston throughout the siege, 
much to his own temporary unpopularity. Resuming, at length, his wonted 
routine of duty, and having once again gathered about him his family, 
(which, like many others, had been dispersed by the recent troubles), he 
devoted himself with renewed ardor to the study and practice of his Pro- 
fession. Fourteen years of unremitted toil were rewarded by a reputation 
such as was equalled by few of his cotemporaries. " In all difficult cases 
of a medical nature," writes his biographer, " his opinion was relied on 
as the utmost effort of human skill. The extent of his practice was lim- 
ited only by his ability and disposition to attend to it, and he continued in 
full and constant occupation till he was nearly eighty years of age." — In 
1790 he received the degree of Doctor in Medicine from his Alma Mater. 
An original member of the Massachusetts Medical Society, he was suc- 
cessively elected Vice President and President of that association, occu- 

320 Notes on the Danforth Family. [Oct. 

pying the latter station from 1794 to 1798. He was also a Fellow of the 
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Corresponding Member of 
the Medical Society of London. He died of a Paralytic affection, 16 
Nov., 1827, aged 87. — Dr. Danforth is said to have been one of the most 
remarkable men this country has ever seen. " In his family he exhibited 
the simplicity of a philosopher and the urbanity of a gentleman. To his 
friends his smiles seemed like the sunbeams from the breaking cloud; to 
his adversaries his frown was like a tempest with thunder. 1 ' He was 
thrice married : first, to a daughter of a Mr. Watts, of Chelsea ; next, to 
Margaret Billings; by whom he had one daughter; and lastly, to Martha 
Hall Gray. The only living child at his decease was a daughter. ( 26 ) 

Thomas Danforth, second son of Judge Danforth, of Cambridge, was 
born 1 Sept., 1744, proceeded Bachelor at Harvard College in 1762, and 
was a Tutor and Fellow of that Institution. At the opening of the Revo- 
lution we find him resident at Charlestown, the only Attorney-at-Law in 
that town, and the only one of its citizens who sought the protection of 
the parent country. He appears subsequently to have found a temporary 
refuge in the house of his brother, Dr. Samuel Danforth, whom nature 
and education had conspired to make a warm adherent of the British 
cause, and who, as already mentioned, continued to reside in Boston 
during its occupation by the royal troops. When the town was evacuated 
by the British, if not before, Thomas Danforth repaired to England, 
whence he never returned, but finished his career at London, in April, 
1820, at the age of 76. ( 27 ) 

Dr. Thomas Danforth, son of Dr. Samuel Danforth of Boston, w r as 
graduated at Harvard College in 1792, settled as a Physician in Boston, 
was a Fellow and Recording Secretary of the Massachusetts Medical 
Society, and died in Dorchester, in the year 1817, aged 42; ( 28 ) leaving 
a widow and four children, Elizabeth, Samuel, Blowers, and Mary, the 
first, third, and fourth of whom still survive. 

Authorities referred to in the preceding " Notes." 

(i) Magnalia, Book IV. p. 154. (2) Ibid. (3) Gen. Reg, III. 94. (*) Cambr.Ch. 
Gain. 47, 38. («) N. 11. Hist. Coll. II. 210-11. («) Gen. Reg. IV. 55 : Cambr. Epit. 
167. (7) Cambr. Ch. Gath. 55. ( 8 ) Farmer. ( 9 ) Gen. Reg. III. 190. (i°) N. H. 
Hist. Coll. II. 220, 208, 206: Farmer: Mass. Hist. Coll. XVI. 744, 759: Hutch, i. 
306-7. (") Hutch, i. 365-7, ii. 19-20 : Washburn's Judic. Hist. Mass. 250 : Mass. 
Hist. Coll. V. 75. (12) Hazard: Am. Qu. Reg. XV. 167. («) Quincy, ii. 136-7. 
230-2 : Farmer: Washburn, 251. ( 14 ) Farmer: Gen. Reg. V. 468, IV. 185, VI. 76: 
Cambr. Ch. Gath. 55: Cambr. Epit. 168: Washburn, 252. (is) Gen. Reg. III. 191. 
(is) Magnalia, Book IV. pp. 153-7, III. 46, 47-8 : Am. Qu Reg. VIII. 45, 54-5, 
135-7: Farmer: Harris's Hist. Dorchester, 49. p) Farmer. (* 8 ) Cambr. Ch. Gath. 
55: Farmer: Am. Qu. Reg. XV. 167. ( 19 ) Camb. Ch. Gath. 55: Farmer: Am. Qu. 
Reg. XV. 167: Gen. Reg. IV. 185. (20) Farmer: Am. Qu Reg. VIII. 137: Harris, 
32-3, 52 : Gen. Reg. V. 257, 258 : Eliot's Biogr. Diet. ( 2 i) Farmer: Am. Qu. Reg. 
VIII. 137, XII. 137, 148: Hams. 32, 53: Mass. Hist. Coll. III. 173: Allen's Biogr. 
Diet. (22) Harris, 41. (23) Gen. Reg. V. 258. (24) Harris, 52. (25) Farmer: 
Harris, 41 : Am. Qu. Reg. XIII. 403-4 : Washburn, 157, 337, 342 : Cambr. Epit. 133. 
(26) Farmer : Rec. Harv. Coll.: Thacher's Med. Biogr. ii. 233-7: Am. Qu. Reg. XII. 
361, XIII. 78, 410: Copp's Hill Epit. 22S. (27) Am. Qu. Reg. XIII. 412 : Rec. Harv. 
Coll. : Mass. Hist. Coll. XII. 175, note: Washburn, 201 : Thacher, ii. 234. (28) Catal. 
Harv. Coll. : Am. Qu. Reg. XII. 361, 368. 

Authorities referred to in the following "Pedigree." 
(i) Cambr. Ch. Gath. 56 : Cambr. Epit. 8. ( 2 ) Cambr. Ch. Gath. 57. (3) Cambr. 
Epit. 168. (*) Farmer: Lewis's Lynn, 165-6. ( 5 ) Gen. Reg. I. 39. ( 6 ) Letter of 
late Jos. E. Foxcroft. H) Magnalia, B. III. p. 46 : Gen. Reg. V. 100 : Am. Qu. Reg. 
VIII. 137: Whitman's Anc. and Hon. Artil. Comp. 210-11, 252, 280: Rec. Harv. 
Coll. (8) Am. Qu. Reg. VIII. 137. m Gen. Reg. V. 257. (">) Thacher's Med. 
Biogr. h. 233 : Cambr. Epit. 159. 


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322 Will of Elizabeth Woodbury. [Oct. 


Mr. Drake, Dear Sir — 

I herewith transmit to you the abstract of the will of Elizabeth Wood- 
bury, of which I spoke to you last Friday. Her son Peter, who she states 
was killed with Capt. Lathrop, (who commanded the " Flower of Essex" 
1675,) has been going the rounds as being the ancestor, of the third gen- 
eration, of Hon. Levi Woodbury. I have noticed the error in several 
works, to wit, the " Gen. Register, 1847," " Stone's History of Beverly," 
" History of Bedford, N. H.", &c. 

Humphry had a brother Peter, who was born 1640 and died 5 July, 
1704. He (Peter) was chosen deacon of the First Church, Beverly, 20th 
8 mo. 1686. Humphry and Peter were sons of John, who came from 

The error into which several authors have fallen is in calling Peter, 
who was born 1640, the son of Humphry, when he was his brother. 

For proof that Humphry had a brother Peter, see the wills of Humphry 
Woodbury, Sen. and Nicholas Woodbury, on record in Suffolk Probate 
Office, Vol. 11, fols. 37, 38, 43 and 44, A. D. 1685-6 ; the former calls 
him, " my brother Seargent Woodbury," and the latter calls him, u lov- 
ing friend Sergeant Peter Woodbury."" I trust you will correct the error, 
as you proposed in the April Register. Yours truly, A. M. Haines. 

" Will of Elizabeth Woodberry, widow of Humphry Woodberry, Se7ir., 
late of Beverly. 1st May, 1689. * * * 

" I give unto my two grandchildren Peter y e son of John Woodberry, 
& to Peter y e son of William Woodberry, 10 s apiece out of my estate 
because they beare y e name of my son Peter* that was killed in y e war 
with Capt. Lartheope by the Indians, 8f had not had any inheritance among 
his brethren." * * * 

" I give to my two daughters Susana Tinee 8f Christian Traske to each 
of them 20 s apiece in money to be laid out in two Gold rings, and kept by 
them in remembrance of me. 

" My daughter Elizabeth Walker, my daughters Susanna Tennee Sf 
Christian Traske, Ex 3 . My loving friends Peter Woodbury Sr Cor- 
nelius Baker, Overseers. her 

Elizabeth X Woodbury, 

" Witnesses, Wm. Woodbury, Sam'l Hardie, Hannah Baker. This 
schedule or addition to my will made this 8 th day of August, 1689. * * * 

" I appoint my son William, Executor of my will, with my daughters." 

Proved Salem 26. 9 mo. 1689. Inventory 26 Aug. 1689. (Salem 
Court Files.) 

Five Generations Under One Roof. — Moses Stickney, of Bridgton, 
Mo., writes us that the following persons were present at his house a few 
weeks since : Mrs. O'Connor, from New Brunswick ; her daughter, Mrs. 
McCormick, from Portland; her grand-daughter, Mrs. Brocklebank, of 
Bridgton ; her grcat-grand-daughter, Mrs. Mary Brocklebank, from Bos- 
ten, and the son of the latter lady, who is of the fifth generation. — Boston 
Jour. 1 Sept. 

* Born 28, 1 mo. 1652, (Salem Town Records,) and was killed with the " Flower 
of Essex," Sept. 1675, at the age of 23 years. (Will of Eliz. Woodbury.) 

1853.] Births, Deaths, fyc, in Nantucket. 323 


[Concluded from page 264.] 

[Communicated by Wm. C. Folger, of Nantucket, Corresponding Member of the 
N. Eng. H. G. Soc] 

Sarah y e Daughter of James Coffin Jr. was borne y e 9 day of y e first 
month 1695 

Nathan y e Son of James Coffin Jr. was borne y e 13: clay of y e 9 mo 1696 
Elisha y e Son of James Coffin Jr. was borne y e 10: day of y e 6 mo 1699 
Joshua y e Son of James Coffin Jr. was born y e 16: day of y e 7 mo 1701 
Elizabeth y e Daughter of James Coffin Jr. was borne y e 27: day of y e 

8 mo 1703 

Prissilla y e Daughter of James Coffin Jr. was borne y e 3 day of y e 4 
mo 1708 

Mary y e Daughter of James Coffin Jr. was borne y e 29: day of y e 5 mo 

James y e Son of James Coffin Jr. was borne y e 10: day of y e 4 mo 1713 

Rachel y e Daughter of Edward Allin was born y e 31: day of y e 12 mo 

Bachelor Hussey &/ Abigail Halle were married y e 11 day of October 
1704 by William Worth Justice of y e Peace 

Stephen Coffin Jr. & Experience Look were married y e 21: day of y e 

9 mo 1693 

Shubal y e Son of Stephen Coffin Jr. was born y c 2 day of y e 12 mo 1694 

Zephaniah y e Son of Stephen Coffin Jr. was borne y e 28 day of y e 8 mo 

Mary y e Daughter of Stephen Coffin Jr. was borne y e 31: day of y e 3 
mo 1705 

Hephzibah y e Daughter of Stephen Coffin Jr. was borne y e 20 of y e 10 
mo 1708 

Dinah y e Daughter of Stephen Coffin Jr. was borne y e 23 day of y e 5 
mo 1713 

Nathan Folger & Sarah Church were married y e 29 day of Dec. 1699 

Ebenezer Coffin was married to Elenor Barnard: y e 12: day of Dec. 1700 

Thomas Clark was married to Mary Church y e 13 day of Dec. 1700 

Peleg Bunker was married to Susanna Coffin y e 9 day of January 1700 

These are to Signifie to al y* it may Concerne y t Stephen Goarham & 
Elizabeth Gardner: were married y e 25: day* of December, 1703 by me 
William Worth Justice of y e Peace. 

These are to Signifie unto those whome it may Concerne y* Ambross 
Dawes Jr. & Mehetable Gardner were married by me y e 14 day of Au- 
gust 1704. William Worth Justice of Peace. 

Persis y e Daughter of John Coleman Jr. was borne y e 7 day of Decem- 
ber 1695 

Nathaniel Coleman y e Son of John Coleman Jr. was borne y e 20 day of 
December 1697 

Elihu Coleman y e Son of John Coleman Jr. was borne y e 12 day of 
february 1699 

Barnabas Coleman y e Son of John Coleman Jr. was borne y e 24: of 
April 1704 

Sarah Starbuck y e Daughter of Jethro Starbuck was borne y e 20 day of 
December 1696 

324 Births , Deaths, fyc, in Nantucket. [Oct. 

William Starbuck y e Son of Jethro Starbuck was borne y e 22: day of 

July 1099 

Eunice Starbuck y e Daughter of Jethro Starbuck was borne y e 4 day of 

february 1701 

Lydia Starbuck y c Daughter of Jethro Starbuck was borne ye 15 day 

of September 1704 

Thomas Starbuck y e Son of Jethro Starbuck was borne y e 12: day of 

ye 10 mo 1706 

Dorcas y e Daughter of Jethro Starbuck was borne y e 13: day of y e 2 

mo 1710 

Y e above Dorcas Daughter of Jethro Starbuck died in y e 10 mo fol- 

Jemima Daughter of Jethro Starbuck was born y e 2: day of ye 5 mo 


Mary y c Daughter of Jethro Starbuck was born y e 8: day of y e 7 mo 


Thomas Howes of Yarmouth was Drowned between Nantucket &, y e 

Maine: y e 1 day: 6 mo 1700 

Patience y e Daughter of Joseph Marshall was borne y 8 29 day of no- 

vember 1699 

Margret y 8 Daughter of Joseph Marshall was borne y e 8: day of De- 
cember 1702 

Ruth y e Daughter of Joseph Marshall was born y e 21 day of August 1704 
Benjamin y e Son of Joseph Marshall was born y e 21 day y e 8 mo 1706 
Hawkins y e Son of Joseph Marshall was born y e 8 day of y e 7 mo 1710 
Jerusha y e Daughter of Thomas Clark was born y e 2 day of y e 5 mo 

David &, Jonathan y e Sons of Thomas Clark were borne at a birth y e 

18 of y 8 5 mo 1704 ' 

Peter y e Son of Thomas Clark was born y e 29: of y e 4 mo 1707 
Siman v c Son of Thomas Clark was born y e 21: day of y e first month 

Amos y c Son of Thomas Clark was born y e 16 day of y e 9 mo 1711 
Josiah y e Son of Thomas Clark was born y e 30: day of y e 9 mo 1712 
Abigail y e Daughter of Thomas Clark was born y e 20 dav of y e 6 mo 


Patience y e Second Daughter of Joseph Marshall was born y e 11 day of 

y 8 5 mo 1708 

John y e Son of George Bunker was born y e 27: day of y e 10 mo 1697 
Caleb y e Son of George Bunker was born y e 2: day of y e 9 mo 1699 
John Arthur &/ Mary folger were married y e 27: day of y e 12 mo 


Eunice y e Daughter of John Arthur was borne y c 29 day of y c 6 mo 


Rhoda y c Daughter of John Arthur was borne y e 26 day of y c 9 mo 1708 
Pcrsis y e Daughter of John Arthur was borne y e 17 day of y e 9 mo 1710 
Susanna y e Daughter of Jonathan Coffin was borne y e 30 day of y e 10 

mo 1712 

I [ennery y c Son of Jonathan Coffin was borne y c 23 day of y e 1 mo 1716 
Daniel y c> Son of Jonathan Coffin was borne y c 22 dayofy e 12 mo 1718 
Nath 1 Paddack &, Ann Bunker were married before William Worth y e 
15 day 10 mo 1706 

Matthew Jenkins & Mary Gardner were married before William Worth 

Justice of Peace y c 9 day of y e 8 mo 1706 

1853.] Memoirs of Prince's Subscribers. S25 


[Continued from page 272.] 

ABBE, RICHARD, Esq., of Windham, was b. Feb. 9, 1682-3. He 
was a son of John who had land deeded to him in Windham, July 3, 
1690. In this deed he is said to be from W^enham, Mass. His parents, 
John and Hannah Abbe were dismissed from the church in Wenham, and 
became members of the church in Windham at its organization, Dec. 10, 
1700. The original letter of dismission is still preserved in the Church 
Records at Windham. 

He m. Nov. 11, 1703, Mary Gennings, now Jennings, and died child- 
less, July 10, 1737, aged 54. He was a prominent citizen of the town, 
being much made of in civil and ecclesiastical affairs. The will of the 
Rev. William Billings, another of the Subscribers for Prince's New En- 
gland Chron. was proved before him, May 20, 1733 He made his own 
will, June 27, 1837, which was approved Aug. 13 of the same year. 
From this it would appear that he possessed a handsome estate. By will 
he gave the Rev. Thomas Clap, also a Subscriber for Prince's Chro., 50 
pounds. In this instrument he guarded with peculiar care the interests 
of those to whom he had lent money and taken mortgage security, by 
requesting his executors to give ample time for the redemption of all such 
property. a. w. 

CLAP, Rev. THOMAS, of Taunton, was born in Scituate, in 1705, 
and was son of John, grandson of Samuel, and great grandson of Thomas, 
all of that town. He was cotemporary with President Thomas Clap, of 
Yale College, and about two years his junior. He graduated at Harvard 
College, in 1725. He first turned his attention to the ministry, and was 
ordained at Taunton, in 1729. He was married to his first wife, Mary 
Leonard, daughter of Judge George Leonard, of Norton, about 1731 ; 
she died 7 June, 1741. His second wife was Hester (dau. of Hon. John 
Chandler) whom he married May 9, 1745. It is supposed that he left 
the ministry in consequence of some aspersions on his character by his 
people, relative to too free an indulgence at the table of one of his 
parishioners, a Mr. Cobb, father of Gen. Cobb. Mr. Clap enjoyed a 
good patrimony, and was too independent to submit quietly to calumny ; 
he therefore left his parish and the rest of the " Taunton sinners," and 
returned to his native town, where his talents and services were appre- 
ciated. He was appointed Chief Justice of the Inferior Court of Plymouth 
County, also one of the Counsellors of the Commonwealth. He was also 
a Colonel of Militia, a curious office, one would suppose, for a minister 
and a judge. He was greatly respected for his talents and integrity. 
There is an anecdote in relation to him, " that he was so large a man as 
to excite the curiosity of children, to run after him in the street, when 
discharging his professional duties." He was a Representative to the 
General Court 14 years, and while attending to that official duty was en- 
gaged in several sharp controversies, some of which are in print. His 
children by his first wife, Mary, were John, born in 1732, who was an 
officer in the French war, and died May 24, 1767. It appears very 
singular, that he was tjpe only one, of this large and respectable family, 
that was married : — Thomas, born in 1735, died Aug. 4, 1770, aged 35 
years : — Mary, born 1738, lived to the great age of 91 years, and died 
Dec. 6, 1829. Deane, in his